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Full text of "Lehigh Alumni Bulletin 1950-1951 (volume 38, no. 12)"



PRESENT AND PAST 



JtlY, 1951 




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Oh say 
can you see - 

"That's Jonesey— putting out his flag again. 

"He hasn't missed one Sunday in the 
eight years we've been neighbors. I used 
to kid him about it a lot. Asked him 
why didn't he buy a cannon to shoot off 
with it. He took it good-natured-like. 
But we got to talking last week about 
war in general. That was the first time 
I even knew he had a son. 
"His boy, Joe, enlisted right after Pearl 
Harbor and got overseas fast. When 
young Joe came back, Jonesey met him 
at the railroad station, stayed up with 
him all night and rode out with him to 
the cemetery on the hill. After it was all 
over, the sergeant gave Jonesey the flag 
that had covered Joe. That's it over there. 
I don't kid Jonesey any more. 

"Instead, I've been listening respectfully 
when he talks about the flag . . . only 
when he says it, it's Flag. With a capital 
F. Same capital F he puts on Freedom, 
which is what he really means. Jonesey 
sure made me think about Freedom a lot. 
For instance . . . 

"When I vote, nobody knows where I 
put my X's. Nobody puts me in jail for 
picking out my own church. And no 
teachers tell my kids to spy on me and 
turn me in because I squawk about taxes 
or high prices. And when I told my boss 
I was quitting to open a little grocery 
with the dough I'd saved in war bonds, 
he wished me luck and said he'd have 
his missus buy their groceries from me. 

"That's what Jonesey meant when he 
said our Freedom is right under our 
noses. Can't feel it or see it. But it's there 
just the same, wrapped up in every star 
and stripe in that Flag across the street. 

"And, if you'll excuse me, I'm going out- 
side and hoist my ouit Flag, too . . . just 
bought it last night. "Oh say can you 
see.'"' / sure can . . . now!" 

REPlBLIf STEEL 

Republic Building, Cleveland l,Ohio 




Republic BECAME strong in a strong and 
free America. Republic can REMAIN 
strong only in an America that remains 
strong and free ... an America who owes 
much of her prosperity to her many huge 
industries that provide her people with the 
world's finest living. Through these many indus- 
tries. Republic series all America. A typical ex- 
ample can be found in the Petroleum Industry' 
whose products furnish much of the nation's 
power, heat and light. In this production, too. 
steel plays a vital role . . . carbon, alloy and 
stainless . . . much of which comes from the 
many mills of Republic. 



For a full color reprint of this advertisement, 
urite Republic Steel, Cleveland 1, Ohio 





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I fin 




A member of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation staff since 1941 Leonard H. 
Schick, '37, has resigned as Execu- 
tive Secretary and Editor of the Le- 
high Alumni Bulletin. At the same 
time Samuel T. Harleman, '01, Ex- 
ecutive Secretary of the Council of 
Class Agents for the past five years, 
announced his retirement. 



New Executive Secretary of the 
Association will be Robert A. Har- 
rier, '27, who is currently managing 
director of the Lehigh Valley Flood 
Control Council. He assumes his 
new position on August 1. 



In the future the mechanical and 
clerical operations incident to the 
current operation of the Alumni As- 
sociation will be administered under 
the general administrative authority 
of the President of the University, 
ivhich in actual practice will result 
in this tvork being absorbed in co- 
ordination with similar functions 
now performed by University em- 
ployees. The Alumni Fund, under 
the direction of an alumni commit- 
tee on annual giving, ivill be inte- 
grated with the total program of 
fund raising under the coordination 
of the Assistant to the President, and 
the University' s Department of Pub- 
lic Relations will be responsible for 
the publication of the Alumni Bulle- 
tin. 

At press time word was received 
that the Alumni Bulletin had re- 
ceived a first place award for out- 
standing editorial achievement in 
the 1951 Magazine Awards compe- 
tition sponsored by the American 
Alumni Council. 



Commencement page 3 

Alumni Association Buffet page 6 

Business Meeting page 8 

Class Parade page 10 

Proceedings of Meetings page 12 

Lives of Lehigh Men page 18 



President, George F. A. Stutz, '22 

Vice-presidents, H. Randolph Maddox, '21, and James M. Straub, '20 

Treasurer, H. P. McFadden, '25 

Archivist, Arthur W. Klein, '99 

Executive Secretary and Editor, Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, Leonard H. Schick, '37 



^lutiutuA '?'uMtee4' 



Robert C. Watson, '13 
Clifford F. Lincoln, '11 
George R. Brothers, '08 



Monroe J. Rathbone, '21 
Alfred S. Osbourne, '09 
Leonard M. Horton, '28 



Published monthly, October to August, inclusive, except during October 
and April, when it will be published semi-monthly, by the Alumni Associa- 
tion of Lehigh University, Inc., Alumni Memorial Building, Bethlehem, 
Pa. Printed by the Globe-Times Printery, Bethlehem, Pa. Entered as 
second class matter at Bethlehem, Pa., Post Office. Subscription price, 
$3.00 per year. 



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Hot-Weather Friend of the Steelworker 



The white tablet which this steelworker 
has just taken from the dispenser is a 
tried-and-true friend to any man whose 
job involves exposure to heat. 

It's the old reliable "heat tablet," com- 
posed of common salt and dextrose. The 
salt in the tablet replaces salt which the 
body loses through perspiration; the 
dextrose supplies quick energy. Bethle- 
hem Steel doctors first began providing 
these tablets for steel-plant employees 
many years ago. Since then heat cases 
have become few and far between. 
There has not been a fatality as a result 
of heat in any of our steel plants in 
twenty years. 

A Supplies of heat tablets, kept always 
within easy reach of steel-plant em- 



ployees, are one proven means of help- 
ing to protect health and well-being dur- 
ing summer months. Another big help 
is the simple, practical information we 
give employees on how to keep fit in 
hot weather. 

Besides the work of our Medical Staff, 
our steel-plant management, aided by 
industrial hygienists and safety engi- 
neers, is constantly striving to make 
Bethlehem plants more comfortable to 
work in during hot weather. Atmos- 
pheres are being purified by removal 
of dust and fumes. Ventilation is con- 
stantly being improved. And with the 
fully-equipped wash and locker rooms 
now available at many locations, a man 
can take a pleasant, restful shower and 



change to his street clothes before leav- 
ing the plant. All this adds up to better 
health and better comfort in any season, 
in summer most of all. 

In these ways and in many others, the 
drao of hot weather on steelmaking is 
being steadily lessened, and the summer 
slump in health and efficiency, which 
once was considered inevitable, has now 
become virtually a thing of the past. 

BETHLEHEM 
STEEL 



BETHBEHEM 
STEEL 




COMMEMEMyT 

ALMOST perfect weather enhanced the colorful pag- 
eantry of Commencement week-end last month as 
Lehigh University awarded baccalaureate degrees to 
483 seniors and advanced degrees to 102 graduate students. 
Five honorary degrees were also conferred. 

Principal speaker and a recipient of an honorary degree 
U. S. Senator James H. Duff expressed the belief that a real 
honest bi-partisan foreign policy is the only answer to unite 
Americans to adequately and completely equip themselves 
to oppose communism. 

"Right now," he said, "we have confusion and complex- 
ity that is not limited to the people. It occurs in Government 




and in Congress itself. In order to get rid of it, in order to 
meet the threat that we face, we have to be united in this 
country. If we are going to meet the greatest crisis in our 
history, we have to rise above personalities. This isn't the 
time to be tearing people down in this country. This is the 
time to understand the best of everything that everyone has 
to offer." 

The former Governor of Pennsylvania said that to have 
mutual self-help among the free nations, mutual under- 
standing must exist at home. "The bi-partisan party policy 
we should have must be based on a desire of mutual self- 
help to resist aggression. The first thing to bear in mind is 
that the purpose of a bi-partisan policy is to have peace'; to 
end aggression by being strong enough to prevent it." 

In presenting the honorary degree of doctor of laws to 
Senator Duff, Lehigh's president said, "your fellow citizens 
applaud the courage, the vigor and the success with which 
you have advanced the cause of good government. Your 
counsel and achievements do much to bulwark the confi- 
dence of the American people in our democratic form of 
government." 

For Dr. Raymond S. Haupert, president of Moravian Col- 
lege and Theological Seminary, the citation read, "for your 
contributions to the world of learning, for your effective 
leadership and gracious administration of Moravian College 
and Seminary, for your active interest in and valued services 
to the worthy activities looking for civic improvement, 
Lehigh University and your fellow citizens are happy to 
offer commendation." 

Dr. Whitaker's presentation to Dr. Frank L. Boyden, 
headmaster of Deerfield Academy, was as follows: "your 

Commencement principals Whitaker, Duff, Grace 

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L. T. MART. '13. PRESIDENT 

LLOYD TAYLOR. 09 
RICHMOND. VIRSINIA 



REPRESENTATIVES 
R. A. WILBUR. '20 
TORONTO. CANADA 



H. E. DEGLER. \A. TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 



H. P. RODGERS. '16 
BALTIMORE. MARYLAND 




Honorary recipients were Boyden, Gipson, Haupert and Sinnott 



accomplishments in your chosen field 
have won the admiration and acclaim 
of all, and have given other educators 
over the years the courage and deter- 
mination to keep aiming higher. We 
honor ourselves in placing our stamp 
of approval on your work." 

'C'OR Dr. Edmund W. Sinnott of 
-■- the Yale Graduate School, who re- 
ceived the honorary degree of doctor 
of science, the citation read, "your out- 
standing contributions toward the in- 
tegration of natural science education 
and the science of living have earned 
for you the esteem of your fellows. It 
gives us pleasure to publicly recognize 
such outstanding work in such an im- 
portant area." 

Dr. Lawrence H. Gipson, research 
professor of history at Lehigh, received 
the honorary degree of doctor of hu- 
mane letters. The citation read, "each 
member of the Lehigh family takes 
pride in your accomplishments and 
each is delighted that Lehigh has joined 
hands with the many friends who have 
acclaimed your abilities and your ac- 
complishments." 

Degrees were conferred as follows, 
business administration, 122; arts, 95; 
electrical engineering, 61 ; mechanical 
engineering, 55; chemical engineering, 
42; industrial engineering, 35; civil 



engineering, 32 ; metallurgical engi- 
neering, 16; engineering physics, 13; 
chemistry, 11, and mining engineer- 
ing, 9. 

Baccalaureate services were held 
Sunday, June 17, in the newly redeco- 
rated Packer Memorial Church and the 
principal speaker was Dr. Liston Pope, 
dean of the Yale Divinity School, who 



called for loyalty to the nation which 
"has nourished the dream of liberty 
and called us to be champions of free- 
dom." 

Every act of freedom must be exer- 
cised within some framework of order 
unless it is to be meaningless and self- 
defeating," he said. "Freedom carries 
no compass of its own. The direction 
of the free spirit is necessarily deter- 
mined by the object or objects of its 
loyalt)^ If the individual is loyal only 
to himself, his freedom becomes a tool 
for self-preservation and aggrandize- 
ment. In a world composed largely of 
such persons, anarchy results." 

rpHE new altar in Packer Church 
-*- given in memory of Gertrude C. 
Starkey by her husband William P. 
Starkey and her sons Austin C. Starkey 
and William P. Starkey, Jr., had been 
dedicated earlier that day with the ser- 
mon being preached by the Rt. Rev. 
Wallace J. Gardner, bishop of New 
Jersey. 

The Rt. Rev. Frank W. Sterrett, 
bishop of Bethlehem, presided at the 
service. He was assisted by the Very 
Rev. Frederic M. Adams, dean of Trin- 
ity Cathedral in Trenton, N. J., and 
the Rev. George M. Bean, University 
chaplain. 



President Whitaher awards baccalaureate degrees to 483 seniors 





The Associations buffet supper Friday night was enjoyed by 321 




Above: The ''top brass" in repose. Below: Honor for Pettinos 




ALUIHII ASSO( 



THIS year when the Alumni Day 
committee decided to replace the 
traditional Alumni Association 
banquet with the more informal buffet 
dinner, there were some who felt the 
venture would fail. However, these 
fears were quickly dispelled Friday, 
June 15, as 321 alumni heartily en- 
dorsed not only the buffet, but the brief 
program which followed. 

Retiring Association president Ed- 
ward A. Curtis, '25, served as toast- 
master and in turn introduced Col. 
Percy L. Sadler, director of Athletics, 
Dr. Harvey A. Neville, dean of engi- 
neering and head of Lehigh's Institute 
of Research, and finally President Mar- 
tin D. Whitaker. These three told 
alumni of work being done in their 
respective departments, and of their 
plans for the future. 

A highlight of the program was the 
presentation of Special Awards to men 
who through the years had brought 
credit to themselves and to their Uni- 
versity, and who had been active in Le- 
high's activities. Those honored in- 
cluded George F. Pettinos, '87, George 
S. Baton, '94, Robert E. Laramy, '96, 
Cadwallader Evans, Jr., '01, Thomas 



A sugar replica of the Memorial built 




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N. Lacy, '06, and Sylvanus E. Lambert, 
'89. Only the latter two were unable 
to attend the dinner. The others re- 
ceived their leather encased certificates 
and gold lapel emblems from President 
Curtis after being presented by Sam T. 
Harleman, '01, vice-chairman of the 
Special Awards Committee. 

A NOTHER feature of the program 
-'^ was a skit presented by members 
of 1926 which was climaxed by the 
presentation of a huge $2600 check to 
Dr. Whitaker as the Class gift to the 
Alumni Fund for 1950-51. In addition 
the Class presented Lehigh with a sec- 
ond check representing the accrued in- 
terest on this amount since 1926 was 
graduated 25 years ago. 

Not to be outdone the Class of 1901 
then presented a check to the Univer- 
sity for $5,000 as its gift to the Fund 
for this year. Represented by its presi- 
dent Tom M. Girdler, 1901 also pre- 
sented its Class Cup to Al Bryniarski, 
president of 1951, with instructions 
that he award the trophy to the Class 
of 2001 at the fiftieth reunion of his 
class. 




Above: A gift for Lehigh. Below: Baton, Pettinos, Evans, haramy 



ijovided the centerpiece for the buffet 




Tom Girdler, '01 prexy, presents Class cup to Bryniarski, '51 




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THE annual business meeting of the Alumni Associa- 
tion held Saturday morning of Alumni Week-end in 
Coppee Hall was highlighted by reports from Univer- 
sity officials, the election of officers, and the presentation of 
Active Membership Awards. (Complete reports will be 
found on page twelve.) 

Principal report was that made by President Martin D. 
Whitaker who discussed enrollment prospects, faculty sal- 
aries and University facilities. "As far as enrollment is con- 
cerned," he said, "prospects are better now than they were 
three or four months ago, because thanks to some effort in 
Washington it is now generally recognized that this coun- 
try needs trained leadership as well as trained military per- 
sonnel." He pointed out that this country is facing a short- 
age in engineering graduates. In 1949-50 a total of 50,000 
engineers were graduated from colleges, but this year the 
figure will approximate 38,000, and indications are that 
even fewer will be graduated in 1952. 

Lehigh's freshman class for the fall term, Dr. Whitaker 
reported, will approximate 678 young men as compared to 
the 650 who were admitted in the fall of 1950. However, 
some of those admitted may not register this fall for various 
reasons. 

President Whitaker also stated that salaries of those 
graduating this year are very high, and that it is often dif- 
ficult to convince faculty members that they are being paid 
enough, particularly when some seniors are starting at high- 
er salaries than some of their teachers are getting after years 
of service. Realizing that additional improvement can be 
made in the salary scale the President said that this year 
$25,000 of the Alumni Fund has been placed in the budget 
for faculty salary increases. 

In discussing facilities Lehigh's administrative head said 
the problem is to know just where to put a given number 
of dollars. He agreed that some of the buildings are un- 
sightly and in need of better lighting equipment, but he 
reported that to date $75,000 has been spent to improve 
lighting in various buildings, and that more will be ex- 
pended in the near future. Approximately $40,000 has been 
spent to rewire the chemistry building alone. A new steam 
tunnel cost $24,000 and several hundreds of thousands of 
dollars have been spent for new equipment. Last year the 
$45,000 received from the Alumni Fund was used for this 
purpose, he declared. 

Also of interest to alumni was the report of the Univer- 
sity's Endowment Committee presented by Theophil H. 
Mueller, '18, chairman, who stated that Lehigh's total en- 
dowment now exceeds $9,000,000, and that since the end 
of the Progress Fund campaign an additional $1,000,000 
has been received in gifts and bequests. 

In addition, Mr. Mueller reported, the University is de- 
veloping programs to secure funds from corporation gifts, 
Foundation gifts, and bequests." It is interesting to note," 




The Board of Directors poses before the meeting 



he said, "that approximately 62% 
dowment has come from bequests." 



of the University's en- 



'T^HE Active Membership trophy presented annually to 
■■■ the class having the largest percentage of its membership 
in good standing was awarded to the Class of 1926 with 
100% participation. The Memorial Gift trophy presented 
on the same basis to classes participating in the Memorial 
Gift program went to the Class of 1950 with 64% partici- 
pation. A new trophy to be known as the 1901 Memorial 
Trophy and which will be awarded on a member in good 
standing basis to classes with a membership of between 20 

Active Membership cup goes to '26 with 100% 





Curtis presents the Memorial Gift trophy to 1950 

and 100 went this year to 1901 with a record of 100% 
participation. 

Climax of Saturday's meeting was the tellers report in- 
dicating that George F. A. Stutz, '22, had been elected presi- 
dent of the Association to succeed Edward A. Curtis, '25, 
who had served two terms. In relinquishing the gavel Cur- 
tis thanked alumni for their support during his tenure as 
president and expressed his appreciation to Dr. Whitaker 
and his administration for their cooperation. He said that 
while he would never have the financial means to endow a 
building for Lehigh, he was grateful for the opportunity 
he had to serve his alma mater. 



A new trophy is presented and won by Class of '01 





Endowment chairm'n Mueller reports on finances 

Mr. Stutz, in accepting the presidency, said that he was 
conscious of the honor bestowed on him, and that he ap- 
preciated the responsibility the position carries. He asked 
Lehigh men for their wholehearted cooperation, and pledged 
himself to do his utmost to further the interests of the 
University. 

Alumni hear about the University from Whitaker 





Harrier presents Petty Flag to Jackson of 1926 




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CLASS PARADE 



IMMEDIATELY following the Alumni picnic Saturday 
afternoon members of Lehigh's reunioning classes 
donned parade costumes and assembled on the Library 
steps for class photographs. Here they were entertained for 
more than an hour by a colorful championship string band 
engaged by the Class of 1926, but promptly at 2:30 p.m. 
all classes moved to assigned places along Packer Hall drive, 
the parade was formed and at the designated time proceeded 
to move down the campus to the Flag pole. 

The route led downhill to Taylor gymnasium, and across 
the campus via Memorial Walk to the Flag pole, and the 
classes led by the Fift)' Plus group and 1901, celebrating its 
fiftieth reunion, made a colorful procession. Most out- 
standing costume was that displayed by 1926 whose mem- 
bers wore silver trousers, brown jackets, brown ties decorat- 
ed with silver goblets, and silver and brown caps. In addi- 
tion this class, which originated the traditional Goblet song 
during its undergraduate days, had a large silver Goblet 
which preceded it in the parade. 

Once at the Flag pole alumni gathered in a semicircle 
formation for the presentations which included the 1891 
Reunion trophy presented to the class with the largest per- 
centage of its membership registered, and the David M. 
Petty Parade Flag, awarded annually to that class making 
the best appearance in the parade. 

The Reunion trophy was presented by Henry Kemmer- 
ling, '91, to Tom M. Girdler, president of the Class of 1901 
which had 69% of its members back for the golden anni- 
versary. Honorable mention for the Petty Flag went to 
1921 and 1931, but the championship award was presented 
by Parade Marshal Robert Harrier, '27, to Joseph Gray 
Jackson, president of the Class of 1926. 



Above: '36 in repose. Beloiv: No sun for '11 class Spectators assemble at Flag pole for the atvards 




— :.u^iMaai^Baiaiaik.A 




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Kemmerling presents '91 Reunion Cup to Girdler Sons of '26 men led the Class parade formation 





Above: '01 won attendance cup. Below: New idea Above: '31 gets ready. Below: '50 had gone to war 





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"P^aceedm^ a^ 'Su^me^ Iftcetm^A 



With a List of Graduating Seniors 



OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 5IEETEVG 

The annual meeting of the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Lehigh Alumni Association 
was called to order Thursday June 14, 1951 
S:20 p.m. following dinner at the Bethlehem 
Club. Present were Edward A. Curtis, '25, 
Clifford F. Lincoln, '11, George R. Broth- 
ers, '08, Arthur W. Klein, '99, Hugh P. 
McFadden, '25, H. Randolph Maddox, '21, 
Leonard M. Horton, '28, George F. A. Stutz, 
'22, Alfred S. Osboume, '09, and Leonard 
H. Schick, '37. 

It was properly moved and seconded that 
the minutes of the December 2, 1950 meet- 
ing be approved as summarized by the Ex- 
ecutive Secretar}'. President Curtis then call- 
ed for the report of the Executive Secretary 
which was presented as follows: 

"Last June when the Association's By- 
Laws w-ere changed to enable a unification 
of fund raising procedure, most of us rea- 
lized that there would be a certain period of 
trial and error until the new program would 
become effective. It was felt that widi the 
combination of annual alumni dues with the 
Alumni Fund, and with many men still pay- 
ing pledges made to the Progress Fund, the 
first year of the new plan would not be too 
productive. This was the general opinion, 
but there were a few optimistic alumni who 
predicted that the new system would have 
immediate results. 

"That this small group was right is best 
evidenced by the fact that from June 1, 1950 
to June 10, 1951 more than 5212,195.85, 
representing gifts from Lehigh men to va- 
rious programs, has been handled by the 
alumni office. Of this amount 5112,486.14 
went directly to the University as Progress 
Fund receipts. The balance represents 510,- 
486.48 as subscriptions to the Alumni Bul- 
letin; 523,600.50 as contributions to the 
Student Grant program and 566,108.87 as 
gifts made directly to the Lehigh Alumni 
Fund. 

"The latter two figures establish new rec- 
ords of giving by Lehigh alumni. Best pre- 
vious year for Student Grants was 1949-50 
when 512,723.33 was received, while to find 
a comparable year for the Alumni Fund one 
has to go back 20 years to 1930-3 J when 
575,903.00 was given to the University 
through the Fund. Until this year the best 
record for the Fund since 1931 was in 1937- 
38 when 561,504.92 was contributed. 

"The Bulletin, too, has shown progress 
this year, with a total circulation on June 9 
of 5,412. As will be shown in the Publica- 
tions Committee report, changes made in the 
magazine have met with general approval, 
and many of them will be continued as reg- 
ular features. Highlight for Bulletin editors 
during the year was the annoimcement by a 
nationally known magazine consultant, en- 
gaged by the American Alumni Coimcil to 
assist alumni editors, that the Bulletin rated 
among the top ten magazines of its kind in 
the country. 

"Alumni club activity continued at a fast 
pace during the year with all but one club 

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holding at least one meeting. The majority 
of recognized clubs have met at least twice, 
and many have met even more often. Motion 
pictures of 1950 football games and speak- 
ers from the campus have been featured. A 
new club has been formed in the Bergen- 
Passaic area and two rather inactive groups 
have been revitalized. It is inteerstmg to 
note that of the new clubs formed during the 
past two years, all of them are growing and 
developing programs of interest to alumni. 
As in the past, the clubs played a vital part 
in the success of the Student Grant cam- 
paign last fall, and now plans are being 
made to have clubs assist more actively in 
the procurement of new students for Lehigh. 

"There is much more that could be includ- 
ed in this report, but it would only be a 
duplication of the committee reports which 
follow. Therefore, I will close by expressing 
smcere thanks to all of you who so loyally 
supported the Alumni Association's program 
during the past year." 

Next report that of the Coimcil of Class 
Agents was accepted as follows: 

"■We are now in the closing days of the 
1950-51 Alumni Fund campaign, one in 
which the Council of Lehigh Class Agents 
has shown increased interest and to good 
effect. 

"The annual meeting of the Council of 
Lehigh Class Agents was held in Bethlehem, 
Pennsylvania, October 14, 1950. Fifty-three 
classes out of 68 w-ith class agents were rep- 
resented. President David M. Petty, '09, pre- 
sided. Remarks were made by Dr. Martin D. 
■Whitaker, Edward A. Curtis, '25, president 
of the Alumni Association, Mr. Pettj' and 
Mr. Harleman. It was stated that cash gifts 
from 800 alumni in the '49-50 Fimd cam- 
paign amounted to $46,032.03. This money 
was turned over to the University and ap- 
plied to the purchase and installation of a 
steam boiler and a turbo-electro generator set 
for use in Packard Laboraton'. 

"Starting last January the writer inaugur- 
ated a series of regional meetings widi class 
agents. The first round covered those class 
agents residing in New York Cit>', Newark, 
N. J., Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and re- 
sulted in personal contacts with 20 class 
agents. Following these out-of-town meet- 
ings, a series of four similiar meetings was 
held in Bethlehem, attended by a total of 29 
class agents. 'We were thus able to discuss 
the needs for the Fund with 49 class agents 
out of 67 now ser\ing. The absentees were 
well informed of the results of the various 
meetings and many of them have been seen 
personally or have been talked to at various 
times over the telephone. It was pointed out 
at ever)' meeting that they were to stress 
"continuity of giving " and that this year's 
aim was "A Gift to Lehigh from Every Le- 
high Man." They were all asked to strength- 
en their class organizations. Twent)'-five 
classes have a total of 407 committeemen at 
work assisting the class agents in contactmg 
alumni in various areas. 

"The class of 1951 has set up its class 
committee of 30 men imder the leadership 



of John J. MacDonald. This committee was 
chosen by Albert F. Br)-niarski, Jr., presi- 
dent of the class of 1951. A meeting of this 
group was held in Bethlehem, Pa., May 21, 
1951- Remarks were made by Dr. Martin D. 
Whitaker, David M. Petty and Sam T. Harle- 
man. Present also was E. 'Webster Dann, 
president of the class of 1952. 

"The Fund campaign runs to June 30, 
1951 and it is expected that over 560,000 
will be given by more than 1,100 .alumni 
and 1,900 class memorial gift men (1941- 
1950) for a grand total of 3,000 donors as 
compared with 2,327 last year. 

Four meetings of the Executive Commit- 
tee of the Council were held during the 
year." 

Committee reports were presented follow- 
ing approval of the above mentioned reports. 
These follow: 

ALUMNI CLUBS 

"With one exception all of Lehigh's alum- 
ni clubs have met at least once this year, and 
the majorit)' have held two and three meet- 
ings at which Universit>' or Alumni Associa- 
tion representatives have been present. The 
program established last year of forming 
subsidiary clubs in metropolitan areas has 
been continued, with the establishment of 
branch groups in Glen Rock, N. J., and in 
Hartford, Conn. 

Acting on a request from the Board of 
Directors, the Committee studied a proposal 
made by the Home Club for the strengthen- 
ing of alumni clubs throughout the country, 
and after making certain revisions it ap- 
proved an organizational plan which will be 
submitted to the directors for their consid- 
eration. This proposal follows: 

"The purpose of the following is intended 
to put into action the basic principles rec- 
ommended by the Lehigh Home Club, add- 
ing certain features considered to be of 
value and to establish a means of accom- 
plishing these objectives. 

"1. Establish an organization to be known 
as The Congress of Lehigh Alunmi Clubs. 

"2. This Congress of Lehigh Alumni 
Clubs is composed of one officer and two 
other members as representatives of each 
Lehigh Alumni Club. 

"3. The aim and purpose of this Congress 
shall be to stimulate Alumni Club activi- 
ties, and thereby strengthening existing 
Clubs, assist in the organization of new 
Clubs wherever feasible; to promote the 
welfare of Lehigh Universit)' and the pro- 
gram of the Alumni Association, particul- 
arly with respect to Admission, Scholarships, 
Placement and Athletic programs, and in 
general to advance the prestige of Lehigh 
Universit)'. 

"4. The Congress shall meet in Bethle- 
hem in April of each year in order to plan 
Alumni Club program activities, and to con- 
fer with Universit)' and Alumni Association 
officials on matters of mutual interest. The 
Congress may also meet at other limes if 
desirable." 



Once again alumni clubs were called on 
to assist the Alumni Student Grant Collec- 
tion Committee in raising funds for schol- 
arships, and a large share of the credit for 
the campaign's success in 1950-51 must go 
to those clubs which cooperated so whole- 
heartedly. 

The Committee was also very much in- 
terested in cooperating with the University's 
admissions office in contacting qualified stu- 
dents interested in Lehigh. A meeting was 
held with Clarence B. Campbell, director of 
admissions, at which time preliminary plans 
were discussed for the extension of this co- 
operation among all alumni clubs. Complete 
details will be forthcoming at a later date. 

ALUMNI DAY 

Acceding to demands from many alumni, 
the general reunion committee has endeav- 
oured to make this year's program as infor- 
mal as possible, with more time than ever 
being devoted to reunion classes and their 
activities. 

Considerable thought was given to the 
Friday night program, particularly since a 
great deal of sentiment has been expressed 
in some quarters against the formal type 
program of the past. Therefore, after con- 
sultation with the various class chairmen the 
committee agreed to experiment by replac- 
ing the formal banquet with the Alumni 
Buffet Supper and by modifying the program 
as much as possible. By adopting this type 
of program the committee believes it has 
achieved two major goals — a 20% reduction 
in the price of tickets and a streamlined pro- 
gram which will be of general interest and 
yet brief enough to enable reunion classes 
to sponsor informal parties later that eve- 
ning. 

In recent years the annual alumni lun- 
cheon given by the University has been held 
in Grace Hall but, in keeping with the in- 
formality theme, the committee has planned 
an Alumni Picnic which will be served from 
Lamberton Hall, Lehigh's dining center. 
Tables and chairs will be placed at advan- 
tageous spots on the campus, and the Drown 
Hall lounge will be available for those who 
desire to eat indoors. In the event of rain 
plans have been made to hold the picnic in 
Grace Hall. 

In the past the annual business meeting of 
the Association has been held in Packard 
auditorium, but this year it will be held in 
the large classroom of Coppee Hall. This 
should accommodate all who attend, and at 
the same time it is located in the centre of 
Alumni Day activity, being close to class 
headquarters in Packer Hall, and to Lam- 
berton Hall, where the picnic will be served. 

In planning for this year's reunion the 
committee agreed that it might be well to 
end the traditional parade of classes in Tay- 
lor Stadium, and that after the presentation 
of awards alumni might enjoy watching a 
baseball game or a track meet between Le- 
high and a selected opponent, preferably 
Lafayette. Efforts to make arrangements for 
a contest of this type failed due to schedul- 
ing difficulties and the expense involved. 
Therefore, the parade this year will end at 
the campus flagpole, but the committee rec- 
ommends that the group responsible for the 
1952 Alumni Day make ever)' effort to in- 
clude a varsity athletic contest in its pro- 
gram. 



A-WARDS 

The Special Awards Committee, headed 
by Robert S. Taylor, Jr., '25, has recom- 
mended and the Board of Directors of the 
Association has approved that awards this 
year be made to the following Lehigh alum- 
ni: George F. Pettinos, '87; Sylvanus E. 
Lambert, '89; George S. Baton, '94; Robert 
E. Laramy, '96; Cadwallader Evans, Jr., '01 
and Thomas N. Lacy, '06. 



MEMORIAL GIFTS 

It is my pleasure to report the following 
figures concerning the Class Insurance by the 
Class of 1951 at Lehigh University: 

Number of students graduated 

February, 1951 90 

Number of students who took class 

insurance 39 

Percentage who took class insurance 43.3% 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF LEHIGH UNR^ERSITY, INC. 
BALANCE SHEET 

EXHIBIT A 
May 31, 1951 

Assets 

Cash (See Note) 

Class & Club Funds ? 1,038.89 

General Funds 34,832.73 

Life Membership & Life Subscription Funds (2,393.56) 

Student Grant Funds 11,156.77 

$ 44,635.83 

Investments (See Schedule I) 83,822.40 

Accounts Receivable, Advertising 936.04 

Prepaid Postage 90.08 

Due from Council of Class Agents 14,238.51 

Equipment 2.033.57 

Less: Reserve for Depreciation 988.00 1,045.57 

Total Assets 5144,768.43 

Liabilities 

Principal (See Exhibit C) 

Life Membership Fund S56.574.87 

Life Subscription Fund 7.818.96 

Student Grant Fund 28,191.78 

$ 92,585.61 

Other Liabilities 

Deferred Income — Advertising % 903.75 

Accounts Payable 1,179.44 

Subscriptions Received in Advance 5.220.78 

Class & Club Funds on Deposit 1,038.89 

$ 8,342.86 

Surplus — Association (See Exhibit B) 543,931.15 

Bulletin (See Exhibit B) (91.19) 

43,839.96 

Total Liabilities 5144,768.43 

Note: Cash is deposited in the following accounts: 

Alumni Fund (Checking Account) 540.628.88 

Alumni Assn. (Checking Account) 664.18 

Savings Account 3.342.77 

544,635.83 



ALUiVINI ASSOCLVTION OF LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, INC. 
STATEMENT OF CURRENT INCOME, EXPENSE AND SURPLUS 

For the Eleven Months Ended May 31, 1951 

EXHIBIT B 
Income 

Association Bulletin 

Alumni Fund Income 5 52,907.21 5 

Investments 1,267.42 218.14 

Subscriptions 10,224.00 

Cash Sales — Bulletin 42.60 

Advertising — Bulletin 5,922.49 

Miscellaneous 551.00 

Total Operating Income 5 54,725.63 516,407.23 

Gifts 110,489.34 

Total Income 5165,214.97 516,407.23 

E.\pense 

Salaries 5 6,433.17 5 5,333.16 

Printing 1,191.50 9,908.71 

Engraving 139.11 1,832.32 

Mailing 1,412.91 973.71 

Telephone & Telegraph 49.48 24.28 

Supplies 690.41 880.18 

Travel & Entertainment 1,704.81 

Equip. & Office Repairs & Alterations 138.89 138.85 

Depreciation of Equipment 37.50 37.46 

Payroll Taxes 99.00 99.00 

Alumni Events 106.10 

Prizes and Awards 100.00 

Miscellaneous 132.77 105.49 

Total Operating Expense 5 12,235.65 519,333.16 

Gifts 110,499.78 

Total Expense 5122,735.43 519.333.16 

Surplus, July 1, to May 31, 1951 5 42,479.54 (5 2,925.93)* 

Surplus July 1. 1950 1,451.61 2,834.74 

Surplus May 31. 1951 5 43,931.15 ( 5 91.19) * 

* — Deficit 

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Men scheduled to graduate June IS, 
1951 - 532 

Number who have already completed 
application for class insurance 321 

Percentage who have completed appli- 
cation for class insurance 60.3% 

Total number of prospective grad- 
uates 622 

Total who have already taken out or 
signed up for class insurance 560 

Percentage who have already taken out 
class insurance 58% 

Breakdown by living group (February and 
June): 

Dormitories: 

Number of men graduating 146 

Number of men taking class insur- 
ance 100 

Percentage of men taking class in- 
surance 68.49% 

Fraternities: 

Number of men graduating 213 

Number of men taking class insur- 
ance 137 

Percentage of men taking class in- 
surance 64.328% 

Town: 

Number of men graduating 263 

Number of men taking class insur- 
ance 123 

Percentage of men taking class in- 
surance 46.76% 

In the academic year 1948, 38% of the 
February graduates participated in the Class 
Insurance Program and 41% of the June 
graduates. In 1949, 58% of the class parti- 
cipated, and in 1950, 60% of the class par- 
ticipated. 

These figures for 1951, with 360 men par- 
ticipating in the Class Insurance Program at 
this date, represent 58% of the entire class. 
The Class of 1951 has almost matched the 
record-breaking performance by the Class of 
1950, the preceding year. Again their almost 
unbelievable amount of hard work and sac- 
rificial service has gone into the promotion 
of the Class Insurance Program by the Class 
of 1951. For this record special credit should 
go to Thomas A. Curtis, who took over as 
chairman of the Class Memorial Gift Com- 
mittee when Edward W. Davidheiser drop- 
ped out of school and therefore had to re- 
linquish this position. Other men whose 
work has made this record possible and who 
should be singled out for special recogni- 
tion are Albert E. Brj'niarski, president of 
the Class of 1951; Richard M. Elrick, frat- 
ernit}' chairman; Paul H. Fett and Thomas 
H. Keel, dormitory co-chairmen, and Henry 
J. Enright, town chairman. The outstanding 
job which Richard W. Fehnel did in the 
area of publicity should also come in for 
special commendation. 

UNDERGRADUATE CONTACT 

Continuing the policy established last 
year, the president of the Association did 
not appoint an Undergraduate Contact Com- 
mittee this year but, instead, selected mem- 
bers of the Board and other key alumni to 
meet with undergraduate leaders appointed 
by Arcadia, student governing council. A 
dinner meeting was held at the Bethlehem 
Club, at which time alumni became better 
acquainted with undergraduate activities and 
problems, and at the same time students 



learned more about the Association's role in 
the development of a greater University. 

In addition to this meeting with student 
leaders, alumni representatives conferred 
with individual undergraduates on numerous 
occasions, spoke at various society meetings, 
sponsored the annual freshman class adop- 
tion program, the Intramural Singing Con- 
test, the band contest for new Lehigh songs 
and marches, and arranged a concert in At- 
lantic City for the Glee Club. 

PLACEMENT 

As of June 1, 335 of the 509 seniors ex- 
pected to graduate this year have been 
placed, according to records obtained from 
the University's Placement Office. Inquiries 
have been received from more than 550 con- 
cerns, and during the year 299 interviewing 
programs were conducted. 

The Placement breakdown for the Class of 
1951 follows: 

Curricula Number Placed 

Chemistry 11 7 

Chemical Engineering 45 41 

Civil 34 26 

Electrical 6A 51 

Engineering Physics 14 14 

Industrial 39 31 

Mechanical 57 52 

Metallurgical 16 15 

Mining 10 7 

Arts 93 38 

Business 126 43 

Graduate placement has continued its de- 
velopment during the past year and its suc- 
cess is evidenced by the fact that of 250 
forms on file a year ago today there are only 
37 remaining. Mr. Everett Teal, director ofi 
placement, reports that current conditions 
make it fairly easy to place alumni with a 
technical background, but that it is still dif- 
ficult to place arts and business men, par- 
ticularly those seeking the higher salaried 
positions. 

LIBRARY 

The following alumni and friends of Le- 
high University presented volumes to the 
Librar}' during the past year: 

Miss Elizabeth English Stewart, executrix 
of the Estate of the late Samuel E. Berger, 
'89, whose library of classical literature we 
received a year ago: the illustrated portfolio 
of The Hoi) Experiment by Miss 'Violet 
Oakley, as a memorial to Mr. Berger. 

Dr. Gilbert E. Doan, '19 

Robert B. Honeyman, Jr.. '20: seven early 
Bethlehem Prints. 

David L. R. Guthrie, 47 

Frank N. Kneas, '98 

Charles W. Lueders, '04 

Dean Philip M. Palmer 

David A. Randall, '28 

Edward If". Rosenbaum, '48 

Armando Sanchez, '00 

The parents and friends of the late Rob- 
ert Jacques Seidler, '52: a fund for the pur- 
chase of books in Religion. 
. ir. P. Star key, '00 

A. P. Steckel, '99 

Ralph G. Steinhardt, '40 

Dr. Harvey Bassler, '08 and Sc.D. '45. 
The Bassler Collection, given by bequest, 
and consisting of approximately 15,000 vol- 



umes valued at $25,000, is of great signi- 
ficance to the newly-instituted curriculum in 
Conservation. The collection deals wholly 
with the Natural Sciences, with particular 
emphasis upon the geographical distribution 
of plants, birds, m.ammals and insects in 
South America. If the collection is now built 
up so that its potential can be realized it 
should attract scholars in several important 
branches of natural historj' and ecology. 

PUBLICATIONS 

During the past year members of the Pub- 
lications Committee have been in close con- 
tact with the Alumni Bulletin staff, serving 
in an advisory capacity on numerous occa- 
sions, and the Committee feels that the As- 
sociation's publications this year have main- 
tained the same high standards for which 
they have been noted in the past. Proof of 
this is evidenced by the fact that the Bulle- 
tin has been rated among the top 10 alumni 
publications in the country by Otto M. For- 
kert, nationally known magazine consultant 
engaged by the American Alumni Council 
to confer with alumni editors at district 
meetings. 

The Bulletin cover illustrations used this 
year of prominent faculty members, together 
with a brief biographical sketch, have met 
with such wide approval both on campus 
and among alumni subscribers that the Com- 
mittee recommends their continuance for 
another year. Editorially the Bulletin con- 
tinues to keep alumni informed not only of 
class and campus activities, but by tlie fre- 
quent publication of faculty written articles 
on topics of timely interest it is giving its 
readers a broader scope of reading than that 
usually found in alumni publications. 

In making its report the Committee feels 
it should point out that the cost of publish- 
ing will continue to increase greatly during 
the coming year and that magazines of the 
Bulletin type may have difficulty in getting 
adequate materials at reasonable prices. Also 
there is a possibility that retrenching by 
many industrial concerns may result in de- 
creased advertising revenue for the Bulletin. 
Publishing materials for the 1951-52 fiscal 
year were ordered many months ago, but 
even so delivery prices will be considerably 
higher. The Committee does not feel that 
an increase in advertising rates is advisable 
at this time, but it does recommend that an 
increase in subscription price be considered. 
No increase in subscription price has been 
made for more than 12 years, and the Com- 
mittee feels that a study should be made 
immediately and that the rate should be in- 
creased proportionately to the rise in produc- 
tion costs. 

STUDENT GRANT COLLECTIONS 

Aided by the experience gained in 1949- 
50, the Grants Collection Committee organ- 
ized its campaign early in the fall of 1950 
and once again availed itself of services of- 
fered by various alumni clubs. These groups, 
aided by the Committee, conducted personal 
campaigns in their respective areas, and their 
whole-hearted cooperation played a vital role 
in the success of the drive. 

An innovation this year was the formation 
of a Century Club, comprised of alumni who 
contributed SI 00 or more to Grants. A spe- 
cial appeal was sent to selected alumni and 
the results were so gratifying that the Com- 



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mittee recommends the expansion of the 
plan next year. 

There's an old saying that nothing suc- 
ceeds like success, and the completion of 
Lehigh's first undefeated football season last 
fall proved the point as many alumni, con- 
vinced at last that the Student Grant pro- 
gram would produce results, sent in their 
gifts. The team's success, plus the con- 
scientious efforts of many campaign workers, 
produced a record breaking number of do- 
nors and contributions. As of June 9, the 
date this report was written, 1140 men had 
given $23,600.50 to Alumni Student Grants. 
This speaks well for the program's future, 
and it is hoped that the same alumni, plus 
many more, will continue to support the 
project in 1951-52 as well as they did this 
year. 

STUDENT GRANTS 

At present 20 men, not including seniors 
who graduate this June, are receiving aid 
from Alumni Student Grant scholarships. 
The recipients are divided among undergrad- 
uate classes as follows: 

Year of Graduation Number of Students 

1952 11 

1953 6 

1954 3 

The Student Grant Committee met this 
year with the University's Committee on 
Scholarships to discuss procedures to be fol- 
lowed in handling Grant applications now 
that the National Collegiate Athletic Asso- 
ciation's so called "sanity" code has been 
discontinued. This group also discussed the 
limit to be placed on Student Grant awards 
and after conferring with administrative of- 
ficers of the University and after reviewing 
Eastern Collegiate Conference regulations 
it was agreed that the top Grant may equal 
the maximum undergraduate scholarship of- 
fered by the University, which amounts to 
$1,000 per annum. It was also agreed that 
in the event of a student's being awarded a 
University scholarship it will be permissible 
for the Student Grant Committee to make 
a supplementary award provided the com- 
bined total awarded does not exceed $1,000 
per year. 

Pleased with results of the Grants Collec- 
tion campaign the Committee at its meeting 
authorized the expenditure of $10,000 for 
new awards this coming year. However, it 
did express the opinion that in view of cur- 
rent international situations it would be 
well not to spend the total amount granted 
unless absolutely necessary. 

The Committee has made Grants to stu- 
dents now in college which result in the 
commitments outlined below: 

Year 1951-52 $11,441 

Year 1952-53 5,155 

Year 1953-54 1,725 

Total $18,321 

The financial statement for Alumni Stu- 
dent Grants follows: 

July 1, 1950 to May 31, 1951 
$ 5,003.21 — Bank Balance June 30, 1950 
23,498.50 — Deposits to 5/31/51 inclusive 



Distribution of Contributions by Districts 

1947-48 1948-49 

Bethlehem $2,512 $1,764 

Athletic Dept. Concessions 

Philadelphia 676 448 

Philadelphia Club Treasury 50 

Pittsburgh 1,944 852 

Pittsburgh Club Treasury 5 

Pennsylvania (excl. Bethlehem, Phila. & Pittsburgh) 656 621 

New York City 703 647 

Buffalo 24 35 

New York (excl. NYC and Buffalo) 119 58 

Boston 66 103 

New Jersey 884 675 

U.S. "West of Pennsylvania 1,288 636 

Scattered 366 310 

Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C 401 436 

Class of 1911 



1949-50 


1950-51 


$2,892 


$5,088 




400 


1,041 


1,314 


50 


50 


1,794 


2,509 


10 


106 


1,396 


2,919 


1,878 


3,027 


68 


213 


109 


165 


150 


271 


780 


1,872 


1,039 


2,853 


341 


682 


573 


2,019 




10 



425.00 — Interest on Investments 



P9,126.71 

1,352.34 — Committee Expenses to 
5/31/51 



$27,774.37 
16,717.50— A.S.G. Expenses to 5/31/51 



$28,501.71 

200.00 — University Refunds to 5/31/51 



$28,701.71 



$11,056.87— Bank Balance June 1, 1951 
Invested in Government Bonds — $17,035.01 

As of June 10 contributions to Grants 
amounted to $23,600.50 from 1140 men. 
This is the best record since the program 
was established in 1939. The highest pre- 
vious total was 1949-50 when 889 alumni 
gave $12,723.33. 

Comparative Statement of 
Contributors and Contributions 

Contrihutiotii 
Year Contributors and Interest 

1947-48 832 $10,260.10 

1948-49 551 6,957.52 

1949-50 889 12,723.33 

1950-51 1,140 23,600.50* 

^Collection to June 10, 1951 

In discussing the financial reports, the 
Board recommended that the Investment ac- 
count of the Alumni Association be reviewed 
periodically by the Finance Committee of 
the University's Board of Trustees, the 
Treasurer of the Association and the Comp- 
troller of the Association. This is in ac- 
cordance with Association By-Laws. 

On motion of directors Osbourne and Lin- 
coln the Association Treasurer was author- 
ized to sell United States Treasury bonds 
232 21/2% 64/69 and 67/72 and to pur- 
chase bonds with a maturity date of 62/67. 
It was generally agreed that these would be 
a better investment for Association funds. 

The Board concurred with the report of 
the Alumni Day committee that a baseball 
game with Lafayette be arranged for future 
Alumni Days, and authorized the Executive 
Secretary to make known its recommenda- 
tion to the proper authorities. Motion to 
this effect was made by directors Lincoln and 
Horton. 

The Publications Committee recommenda- 
tion that Bulletin subscription rates be in- 
creased was discussed at length, and the mat- 
ter was referred back to the Committee with 
the request that a full report be made in 
the very near future. The Board agreed that 



the rates should be increased, but preferred 
that the mechanics of the plan be worked 
out by the Committee. The Board also rec- 
ommended that an intensive circulation cam- 
paign be put into effect as soon as possible. 
This too is to be handled by the Publica- 
tions Committee. 

On motion by directors Maddox and Lin- 
coln the Board approved a recommendation 
that a letter of appreciation be .sent to Sam- 
uel D. Gladding, '11, chairman of the Stu- 
dent Grants Collection Committee, for the 
splendid work his group did during the past 
year to raise more than $23,000 for the Stu- 
dent Grant Program. 

The Board also unanimously approved a 
recommendation that a resolution be spread 
upon the minutes in appreciation of the 
tremendous work done by Edward A. Curtis, 
'25, as President of the Alumni Association, 
for the past two years. It was agreed that no 
individual has spent more time in furthering 
Lehigh's interests than the retiring presi- 
dent, and the Board wanted its sentiments 
known to all alumni. 

The matter of forming an Alumni Clubs 
Congress was next discussed and approved. 
The Alumni Clubs committee will be em- 
powered to act in completing plans for this 
organization. 

A report of a special committee appointed 
last December to consider the erection of a 
suitable memorial to Lehigh's first unde- 
feated football team, was accepted and on 
the recommendation of the committee chair- 
man the project was dropped and the com- 
mittee dismissed. 

The Executive Secretary was authorized 
to mimeograph copies of the By-Laws for 
distribution to interested alumni. It was felt 
that it was unnecessary to have the By-Laws 
printed since the demand for copies is usual- 
ly very small. 

At the request of the Class of 1901 the 
Board approved a recommendation calling 
for the establishment of a third Active Mem- 
bership Trophy to be known as the 1901 
Class Memorial Trophy which will be award- 
ed in the future to that class, with a mem- 
bership of between 20-100 living members, 
which has the largest percentage of its mem- 
bership active during the fiscal year. The 
trophy will be purchased and duly inscribed 
by the Class of 1901. 

There being no further business the meet- 
ing adjourned at 10:35 p.m. 

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SPECIAl, MEETEVG 

A special meeting of the Board of Direc- 
tors of the Alumni Association was called 
to order Saturday, June 16 at 10:15 a.m. 
and after a brief discussion the Directors au- 
thorized the Executive Secretary to commun- 
icate with the Director of Athletics to pro- 
test the scheduling of night football games 
for Lehigh. It was the consensus of opinion 
that Lehigh's reputation would not be en- 
hanced by participating in contests of this 
t)'pe. 

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m. 

AlilTJlxi ASSOCIATION 
MEETING 

The annual business meeting of the Alum- 
ni Association was held Saturday June 16 at 
10:30 a.m. in Coppee Hall with President 
Edward A. Curtis presiding. 

Following the approval of the minutes of 
the June 17, 1950 meeting as published in 
the Alumni Bulletin, President Curtis ap- 
pointed Alfred E. Forstall, '83, Joseph A. 
Maurer, '36, and Robert J. Desh, '09, as 
tellers to count the ballots. 

The Executive Secretary's report, financial 
reports, and reports of standing committees 
were accepted as presented. (For detailed 
reports see minutes of Board of Directors 
meeting published elsewhere in this issue.) 

The report of the Council of Class Agents 
was discussed by David M. Petty, '09, Coun- 
cil president, who explained the operational 
procedure of the fund program, stating that 
more alumni must participate if the fund is 
to reach its goal of providing a minimum of 
§150,000 per year to Lehigh. 

At the request of President Curtis, Alfred 
'V. Bodine, '15, a corporate trustee and chair- 
man of the University's buildings and 
grounds committee, reported on the work be- 
ing done to maintain and improve Lehigh's 
physical plant. He said that for approximate- 
ly 20 years very little money was spent on 
maintenance, and that within the past four 
years, the University has tried to catch up on 
much of the deferred maintenance. He stated 
that great improvements have been made, 
but that much more can be done providing 
the funds are available to finance this work. 

Eugene G. Grace, '99, president of the 
Board of Trustees, was then called on for a 
few remarks, and congratulated alumni and 
their officers on the work done during the 
year. He stated that he felt this was the best 
alumni meeting he had attended in many 
years and that it spoke well for the Univer- 
sity's future. 

President Martin D. "Whitaker then made 
a brief report to alumni and paid tribute to 
the "highly competent men" on the Univer- 
sity's Board of Trustees who have done so 
much for Lehigh. He also stated that it was 
a pleasure to have worked with Edward A. 
Curtis and his alumni administration during 
the past two years. 

In discussing enrollment figures. Dr. 
'Whitaker gave the following average enroll- 
ment figures for the University: 

1946-47 2769 

1947-48 2863 

1948-49 2824 

1949-50 2806 

1950-51 2596 

He also said that enrollment prospects are 

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better now than they were three or four 
months ago, because thanks to some effort 
made in 'Washington it is now generally rec- 
ognized that this country needs trained lead- 
ership as well as trained military personnel. 
He pointed out that this country is facing a 
shortage in engineering graduates. In 1949- 
50 a total of 50,000 engineers were gradu- 
ated from colleges, but this year the figure 
will approximate 38,000 and indications are 
that even fewer will be graduated in 1952. 

Lehigh's freshman class, for the fall term, 
he said, will approxiate 678 young men com- 
pared to the 650 who were admitted in the 
fall of 1950. However, some of those ad- 
mitted may not register for various reasons. 

President 'Whitaker also reported that sal- 
aries of those graduating this year are very 
high, and that it is often difficult to convince 
faculty members that they are being paid 
enough, particularly when some seniors start 
at higher salaries than some of their teachers 
are getting after years of service. Realizing 
that additional improvement can be made in 
the salary scale. Dr. 'Whitaker said that this 
year $25,000 of the Alumni Fund has been 
placed in the budget for faculty salary in- 
creases. 

In discussing the facilities of the Univer- 
sity, President Whitaker said the problem is 
to know just where to put a given number 
of dollars. He agreed that some of the 
buildings are unsightly and in need of bet- 
ter lighting equipment, but he reported 
that to date 575,000 has been spent to im- 
prove lighting in various buildings, and 
that more will be expended in the future. 
Approximately S40,000 has been spent to 
rewire the chemistry building alone. A new 
steam tunnel cost 524,000 and several 
hundreds of thousands of dollars have been 
spent for new equipment. Last year the 
545,000 received from the Alumni Fund 
was used for this purpose, he said. 

Next report was presented by Theophil 
H. Mueller, '18, a corporate trustee and 
chairman of the University's Endowment 
Committee, who stated that Lehigh's total 
endowment has now passed the 59,000,000 
mark, and that since the conclusion of the 
Progress Fund an additional $1,000,000 
has been received as gifts and bequests. 

Mr. Mueller said that in addition to 
gifts to the Alumni Fund, the University is 
developing programs to secure funds from 
corporation gifts (last year Lehigh received 
565,000) ; Foundation Gifts, and Bequests. 
Approximately 62% of Lehigh's endow- 
ment has come from bequests he said. 

Alumni then observed a moment of si- 
lence in memory of the 98 Lehigh men 
who had died since the last annual meet- 
ing. 

The Association's Active Membership cup 
was then awarded to the Class of 1926 with 
a 100% participation; while the Active 
Membership trophy for Class Insurance 
groups went to the Class of 1950 with 64%. 
The 1901 Memorial Trophy, presented to 
classes with a membership between 20 and 
100, was presented to the Class of 1901 with 
a 100% participation. 

The report of the tellers presented by A. 
E. Forstall revealed that George F. A. Stutz, 
Jr., '22, had been elected president for 1951- 
52, and that H. Randolph Maddox, '21, had 
been selected as senior vice president. Others 
elected are James M. Straub, '20, junior vice- 



president, and Leonard M. Horton, '28, 
alumnus trustee. 

In relinquishing the gavel Mr. Curtis 
thanked alumni for their support during the 
past year, expressed his appreciation to Dr. 
'Whitaker and his administration for their 
cooperation, and stated that while he may 
never have the financial means to endow a 
building for Lehigh, he was grateful for the 
opportunity he had to serve his alma mater. 

Mr. Stutz, in accepting the presidency, 
stated that he was conscious of the honour 
bestowed on him, and that he appreciates 
the responsibility the job carries. He praised 
the retiring president and said that Mr. Cur- 
tis had set a new standard of accomplishment 
for the Alumni Association. In conclusion 
he asked alumni for their wholehearted co- 
operation during the coming year, and 
pledged himself to do his utmost to further 
the interests of the University. 

There being no further business the meet- 
ing adjourned at 12:15 p.m. 

THE HONOURED DEAD 

Thomas 'W. Brown '78, Alexander Bon- 
not '87, 'William S. Jones '87, Garrett B. 
Linderman '87, Eduardo P. Triana '87, 
George P. Connard '88, George H. Tyler 
'90, "William T. Patterson '91, Henry B. Fin- 
ley '92, Harry D. Appleby '93, Lester M. 
Hubby '93. 

Anton Y. Hesse '94, "William A. Payne 
'94, Edward O. 'Warner '94, Robert J. 
Bartholomew '95, "Wallace R. Goss '95, El- 
mer A. Jacoby '95, Dixon H. Kautz '95, 
Charles H. Barker '96, Clarence R. Foun- 
tain '96, Franklin Oberly '96, Henry C. Bor- 
den '97, James H. Pennington '97, Lewis C. 
Starkey '98, Harry E. Knight '99, Percy L. 
Reed '99. 

Hugh B. Chapman '00, William A. Ehlers 
'01, Paul Gerhard '03, Howard G. Bayless 
'04, Spencer Geare '04, Jesse B. Hirst '04, 
William R. Johnston '04, Paul J. Lucken- 
bach '04, Harold P. Reno '04, Charles E. 
Aldinger '05, Yellott F. Hardcastle '05, Ed- 
ward L. HoUjes '05, 'William H. Shonk '05, 
Harry S. 'Walker '05, Raymond L. Filbert 
'06, Benjamin M. Johns '06, Carleton M. 
Schoonover '06. 

Arthur A. Davis '07, Frank T. Leilich '08, 
Humphrey D. Smith '08, Geoffrey A. Caf- 
fall '10, Lester L. Ditmars '10, Edward F. 
Larkin '10, 'William 'W. Merwin '10, John 
S. Rowan '10, Harold M. Simpson '10, Ed- 
ward N. Woodward '10, William E. Fair- 
hurst '11, Arthur Wells '11, 'Walter I. Ne- 
vius '12, Carlos A. Soler '12, Joseph P. 
Walker '12. 

John E. Culliney '13, Aquila R. Norwood 
'13, Benjamin H. Spencer '13, Ralph H. 
Whitney '14, James L. Hanford '16, Richard 
A. Suppes '16, Aloysius F. Connell '17, 
Thomas G. Ralph '17, Curtis B. Gorisse '19, 
Rudolf P. Hommel '19, Lloyd W. Fisher 
'20, Sherrill B. Richards '20, Lester Smith 
'22, John F. Conlin, Jr. '23, Robert S. Mer- 
cur '23, Philip R. Miller '24. 

Heber A. Ingols '25, John W. Hyland '28, 
Louis H. Burkhart, Jr. '29, Thomas E. Price 
'29, David D. Hendlin '30, Donald S. Mc- 
Leod '30, William G. Ovens '30, Samuel H. 
Thatcher '30, Harald Westergaard (Hon.) 
'30, Frank B. Freese '31, S. Burke White- 
head '32, Donald Y. Widdowfield '32, Wil- 
lis H. Carrier (Hon.) '35, William W. 



Twitchell '35, Raymond C. Lowright '36, 
William R. Thropp, 2nd '36, George H. 
Ashley (Hon.) '37, Michael R. Durochik 
'40, Keron M. Manion, Jr. '41, Stewart Van- 
Vliet, Jr. '44, Martin J. Kaplan '45, Peter C. 
Smith '46, Deonicy S. Red "50, Leonard Mc- 
Donald '51. 

mi:GRE:E:s itv course 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE 

Candidates "were presented by 

Dean Robert Pattison More 

Bachelor of Arts: 

Donald Leonard Adair, Robert James Ar- 
tis, Richard Asher Ash, Richard Edward 
Bartholomew, Walter Philip Berg, Jr., Al- 
bert Franklin Biddleman, Wright Britton, 
John Theodore Brothers, Donald LeRoy 
Brown, Robert Thomas Carney, Gilbert Alex- 
ander Casiraghi, Paul Alfred Chaponniere, 
Elliott Ward Cheney, Jr., William Ignatius 
Ciaravinoo, William Joseph Patrick Collins, 
Hugh Craig, Stephen Peter Duffy, Jr., Har- 
old George Essig. Frederick Maul Fair, 
Adolph Francis Fennick, Valentine John 
Fischer, Jerome Edward Fisher, George Paul 
Fleagle, Herbert Judson Fritzsche, Louis Jo- 
seph Gabriel, Thomas George Gabuzda. 

William Stewart Gallagher, William Star- 
ling Garrett, Jr.. James Lawrence Gill, Dal- 
las Schultz Graber, Stephen Halpern, Wil- 
liam GriflRth Harbison, Ralph LeRoy Hart- 
man, Jr., Edward Chancellor Haupt. Harry 
Eugene Hinman, Jr., Michael Joseph Hor- 
vath, William Garth Howland, Robert Town- 
send Hoyt. Jr., James Walter Jackson, Jr., 
William Clark Jackson, Robert Jacobs, Ste- 
phen Barlow Jareckie, William Lee Kanen- 
son, Paul Kenneth Kelley, Leopold Ambrose 
Kizlinski, Paul Joseph Kozero, Ronald Ber- 
nard Leuvelink, John Bernard Longenhagen, 
Robert Kramer Lowry, John M'acatician, Ed- 
ward Charles Marsden, Jr.. Frederick Wil- 
liam Meuter, Jr., Charles Lewis Miller, 
Charles Parker Miller, George Frederick 
Miller. 

Roy Richardson Hurlbut Miron, Robert 
Edward Mitchell, Robert Raymond Moore, 
Richard Hemsing Morrison, Richard William 
Moscotti, Daniel Lawson Murphy. Peter Ger- 
ald Murphy. Roger Noone, John William Ny- 
lin, William Harry Olischar, David Henry 
Partington, John Ray Pasquariello, Harold 
Edward Pauliis. John Seltzer Pomeroy, Rich- 
ard Taylor Price, John Montgomery Ran- 
dolph, Philip Howard Reid, Jr., Louis Peter 
Reimuller, Byron Leibold Reppert, Rodrigo 
Alvaro Restrepo, Robert Welty Riegel, An- 
drew Donaldson Robb, III, John Belzer Roll, 
Jr. 

Robert Andrew Shackles, Robert Baird 
Shuman, Frank Benjamin Stark. Stephen 
Taylor Sword, Robert Lawrence Taylor, Rob- 
ert Norman Taylor, John Lemuel Thomas, 
Stanley Tobol, Julius Louis Francis Toma- 
selli. Jack Vanderryn, Thomas Ven Vertloh, 
Robert Walters, Weston Burnet Wardell, Jr., 
Gates Willard, Robert Charles Wood, Michael 
Edward Yannone, Richard Flint Young. 

COLLEGE OF 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Candidates were presented by 

Dean Carl Elmer Allen 

Bachelor of Science in 
Business Administration: 

Elmer Haney Adams, Leonard John Bach- 
man, David McGrath Baldwin, Theodore 
Davis Baldwin, Calvin Paul Bartholomew. 
Charles Frederick Bartlett, John Levi Beal- 
er, Donald Theodore Beaumont, Jr., Richard 
DeCamp Becker, Ian Clayton Bell, Harold 
Robert Berlin, Jr.. Donald William Berndt, 
Paul Alfred Blecher, Albert Francis Bryniar- 
ski, Jr., Lester William Burkholder, Jr., Ed- 
mund Andrew Burroughs, Robert Showell 
Buzby, Joseph Augustine Caimi, George Wil- 
liam Callas, Laurence Everett Carpenter, Jr.. 
William Pitts Carson. Jr., Richard William 
Cassidy. Thomas Campbell Chidsey, David 
Young Ching, Theodore Waldemar Christian- 
sen, William Lawrence Clayton, John Cress- 
well Coleman, Jr., Richard Ernest Collin, 
James Allen Commander, Joseph Fisher 
Creighton, Thomas Asten Curtis, William 
Richard Dearden, William John Dempster, 
Ralph Edwin Deschler, Thomas James Dim- 
mig. 

Donald Reno Drack, Barney Dreyfuss, 11, 
Edward Drost, Charles Michael Dugan, Jr., 
Richard Stanley Dunn, Lawrence Dunbar Ed- 
son, Jr., William Atkinson Ennis, Henry Jo- 
seph Enright, John Roland Freeman, Clay- 
ton Allan Priedberg, Kenneth Evan Fried- 
man, Howard Frost, Jr., Richard Frank 
Gabriel, Arthur George Georgaklis. Frederic 
Entress Geraci, William Louis Gladstone, No- 
lan Metz Goldberg, Richard Lester Gold- 
smith, Carl Gad Gordon, Francis Richard 



Gratton, John Vernon Grauer, Jr., Ray Baker 
Hall, Jr., Christopher John Harris, William 
Floyd Heim. William Alfred Hoffman, Jr., 
James Paul Horn. Robert Richard Hrabchak. 
Richard McKnight Hunter, David Freu Jar- 
dine, John Howard Jeker, Robert Paul Kelly, 
James Neilson Kennedy, Jr., Rodney Fred- 
erick Kimminour, James Russell Lemmon, 
Jr., Gordon Douglas Little, Jr., Richard Al- 
lan Macaulay. 

John Joseph MacDonald, Walter Allan 
MacKinnon. Lyon Garvin Mariette, Francis 
Michael McGoldrick, Stanley Albert McMa- 
hon, Thomas William McNamara, John Hen- 
ry Miller. Frederick Schaefer Mohr, Edward 
Walter Monek, E. Willard Moore. Jr., Rich- 
ard Patrick Morrissey, Norman Elmer Moyer. 
Ronald Festus Moyer, Harvey Warren Mul- 
ler, Curtis Lacy Norton. Jr., Edward Arthur 
Ogle, Jr., Thomas Paul O'Neill, James Hub- 
bard Page, Walter Ernst Peter, John James 
Peters, Joseph Frank Pientak, Donald Mudge 
Powell, Robert Rodney Rhoad. Jr., George 
Lawrence Riola, Richard Malcolm Ritter, 
David Dal ton Rudd, William Edward Rus- 
ling, Harold Murad Saydah. Jr., James Ed- 
ward Schierloh, Gill Evans Seal, William 
Evans Searle, Ross Long Simmons. Donald 
Charles Smith, William Earl Snyder, Ber- 
nard Richard Spirk, Charles Edward Swen- 
son.' 

Thomas Michael Taylor. David Clark 
Thompson, Isaac Tripp, III. Raymond Clyde 
Updegraff, Joseph Albert Valeriano, Thomas 
Houston Vernon, William Romine Wallace, 
Jr., Edward William Ward, Jr., John Albert 
Ward, William Aull Webb, Roger Herbert 
Weiss. Clifford Winner, Jr., George Wood- 
ward Winner, John Utz Wisotzkey, Jr., John 
Harvey Wynne. 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 

Candidates were presented by 

Professor Loyal Vivian Bewley 

Bachelor of Science in 
Chemical li^ngiiieering : 

William Thomas Biedler, III, Charles Wil- 
lard Bowman, Howard Allen Boyer, Paul By- 
bell, Robert Edward Casparian, George John 
Cheponis, Michael John Cram, James Fred- 
erick Cross, Frank Albert Damico, Dan Jerry 
Edwards, Nelson Scales Embrey, William 
Charles Freyman, George Edwin Ganter, Con- 
rad Raymond Graeber, Jr., Richard Thomas 
Grimm, David Earl Haines, John Harold 
Hicstand, John Beale Hostetter, Charles Zell- 
ncr Howell, Gordon John Henry Kahrs, Dick- 
inson Roberts Kearney, H. Jack Kinback, 
Edward Howard Knee. 

Alfred Louis Kratzer, Robert Karl Louis, 
Francis McVeigh Manley, John Walter 
Moorehouse, Jr., Donald Bruce Morrison, 
William Morgan Nancarrow, Richard Wil- 
liam Nicholls, Thomas Wakeman Norton, 
John Einar Offerdahl, Charles Calvin Peiffer, 
James Brooks Reimer, John Walter Scott, 
Donald Speir Stewart, Jr., Charles Frederick 
von Dreusche, Jr., Albert Walker, Harold 
Neilson Wells, Joseph Adolph Williams, 
Charles Wirth, Jr., John William Yamarick. 

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry: 

Charles Adolph Barth, Jr., Wilbur Thomas 
Brader, Jr., Wilson Elmer Danner, John 
Howard Frederick, Henry Stillman Gates, 
David Claude Knoderer, Herron White Mil- 
ler, Emmett Williamson Poindexter, Jr., 
Glenn Irving Post, Gustave Richard Stefanik, 
Paul Elborn Whetham, Jr. 

Bachelor of Science in 
Civil r]]iiu;'ineering ; 

Hellmut Dietrich Wilhelm Bauer, Edward 
Paul Becker, Gerald Morris Brey, John Theo- 
dore Brothers, John Edward Buhl, Jr., Rob- 
ert Henry Cousins, Prank Michael Cummins, 
Karl Ludwig Dahl, Philip Wayne Frey, Ste- 
phen Halpern, Charles Edwin Haltenhoff, 
Lewis Henry Holzman, John Gamaliel Hous- 
ley, Robert Joseph Jacobs, Russell Gold 
King, Jr., Albert Bauer Knouse, Ralph Louis 
Kraemer, Franklin Jerrell Lore, III, Richard 
Hugh Malanaphy, Frank Milton Masters, Jr., 
Frank Allen Mink. Jr., John Francis O'Don- 
nell, Dominic John Padula, Elmer Arthur 
Richards, Wayne Edward Robel, Thomas 
Franklin Shirk, Richard Morgan Shute, Don- 
ald Hun toon Stires, Douglas Charles Trost, 
Eric Hans Unfried, Edward John Wardell, 
Samuel Barton Wilkinson. 

Bachelor of Science in 
IClectriciil Gnj^ineering*: 

Richard Asher Ash, Donald Keith Barnes, 
Roy Irving Barnett, Jr., Raymond Basiago, 
Alfred William Bell, Isidore Ramon Bena- 
vides, Robert William Bender, Donald Ar- 
thur Bixler, Charles William Bradley, Jr., 
Richard Ellsworth Bradley, William David 
Breingan, William Julius Brown, Jr., Don- 
ald Charles Burk, Kenneth Joseph Busch, 
Harold William Chapman, David Errickson 
Dickey, Floyd William Diehl, Jr., William 
Stephen Doberstein, Arthur Frederick Du- 
Bois, Alfred Thompson, Ela, James Linton 



Engle, William James Faller, Paul Henry 
Fett, John Marshall Pinan, Donald Robert 
Fisher, Arthur Herbert Fogelman. 

John Joseph Freeh, Paul Robert Gehman, 
Michael Vincent Gelchis, Jr., Mark Edwin 
Ginder. Ernest R. Hertzog. Andrew Robert 
Hileman. Gerald Duddy Hohmann, Lawrence 
Anthony Hohmann. Jr., Norman Andrew 
Hontz, Stephen Kello, Fred Hartman Long- 
enberger, Louis Ola£ Maas, Michael Mark 
Mandzik, Robert Dean Meyer, Edward Jo- 
seph Mondor, Stanley Raymond Moore, Pan- 
telis Dionysios Mourges, George Carl Mo- 
yant, Anthony James Orlando, Jan Christiaan 
Parmentier, John Belzer Roll, Jr., Richard 
Charles Roxberry, Richard Armen Saraydar, 
Albert Edward Schulz, Williard Rogers Shaw, 
Richard Heilbron Soltau, Richard Eugene 
Stauffer. John Stevenson, Jr., George Ray- 
mond Stilwell, Jr., Norman Louis Stone, In- 
gar Theodore Tobye, James LaRue VanDine, 
John Hasbrouck Van Ness, John Joseph 
Walsh, Donald Mason Ward. 

Bachelor of Science in 
E^iig'iiieerin^j;: Physics: 

Ralph Curtis Archer, Jr., George David 
Braik. Herbert Leslie Hoover, George Don- 
ald Long, Richard A. Mould, Martin Day 01- 
stad, John Christian Pfiueger, George Charles 
Rein, Jr., William Robert Rupp, Henry Fred- 
erick Schaf, Jr., Earl Wesley S. Schlegel, 
Mervin Claude Werst, Richard Carlton Wert- 
man. 

Bachelor of Science in 
Indnstrial Engineeringr: 

Robert Henry Albrecht, John David Ami- 
trani. Louis Wells Bevier, George Elliott 
Blount, James Irvin Bowman. Graham Mi- 
chael Carroll, Arno Cassel. John Henry Cu- 
sick, Jr., Edward F. Druschel, Charles Theo- 
dore Fryberger, II, James Malcolm Hazel- 
wood^ Herbert Christopher Hoover, Jr., Jo- 
seph Anthony Hughes, Jr., Robert Mark 
Keefe, Wilbert Roy Knipe, Morton Mark 
Lapides, John Henry Logan, John Richard 
MacLean. John Francis Mahoney, Jr., Wil- 
liam Alexander McCulloch, III, Theodore 
Alexander Miller, Robert Lisle Phillips, John 
Stanley Probst, Jr., William Henry Rade- 
maekers. 

Richard Clark Schenck, Frank Henry 
Schrenk, Jr., Henry Cranston Smith, Thomas 
Edwin Smoyer, Frank Benjamin Stark, Wil- 
liam Trethaway, III. Andrew William Truck- 
sess. Joseph John Vaxmonsky, Elwood Pear- 
son Vroome, Richard Carl Wetzel, John Louis 
Zapf. 

Bachelor of Science in 
Mechanical IDn^ineering: 

John Edward Allen, Richard Marshall Al- 
len. David Gould Ammon, James Edward 
Anders, Sr., William Drown Antrim, Jr., 
William Stanley Banzhaf, Jr.. John LaMar 
Beam. John Daniel Bigatel, Donald Stephen 
Boyhont. Hugh Eraser Cawley, Raymond 
Benjamin Chandler, Richard Jessop Conklin, 
James Allan Corson, John Casey Gosgrove, 
Stewart Henderson DeWitt, Philip Anthony 
Donatelli. Jr., Thomas deWindt Dowdell, 
Richard McElvain Elrick, II, Richard Walter 
Fehnel, Raymond George Frank, Frederic 
Clinton Grigg, John Joseph Grosskettler, 
Richard Haring, Theodore David Heine, Rich- 
ard Webb Irwin, Jr., Frederick George Josen- 
hans. Jr., Thomas Herbert Keel, Jack Kern 
Leopold. Robert Kramer Lowry. 

David Cass Lyman, Harry Augustus Man- 
kin, Jr., Robert Dean Meyer, William Mur- 
ray Morley, Paul William Muller, Frank Jo- 
seph Murray, Jr., Edward Michael Pawlak, 
Donald Norman Phair, Paul Edmund Pros- 
swimmer, Jr., Charles Wayne Reed, Glenn 
Eugene Reed, William Albert Ritchie, Fran- 
cis Clifford Rosch, Jr., Dominick Joseph 
Sanchini, William Edward Schaffnit, Jr., Ed- 
ward Tobias Schmitt. Arnold Charles Schnei- 
der, Jr., Vincent William Scriptunas, Don- 
ald Merrill Spinell, Walter Charles Upde- 
grave, Nicholas Paul Verisb, Peter Steven 
Villa, Ross Gardner Wittemann, Merlyn 
Frederick Wolcott, Roy Beverson Young, Jr. 

Bachelor of Science in 
Metallurgical Elngiueering: 

Theodore George Alteneder, Jr. Victor 
Charles Burton, Joseph Frederick Cassano, 
Michael Robert Conner, Osman Myron Cor- 
son, Jr., Robert Bruce Dudley, Otto Ehrsam, 
Jr., Thomas McLain Griffin, Jack Spalding 
Houston, James Joseph Lombardo, Frank 
Herbert Scholz, Roderic Anthony Spies, Ed- 
ward Thomas Stephenson, Murray Beaumont 
Thomson, Walter John Walek, Harry Joseph 
Weil. 

Bachelor of Science in 
Milling' Engineering: 

Walter Harry Davis, Woodrow LeJune 
Dinstel, John Carroll Foster, Lewis William 
Howells, Jr., Ray Charles Kincaid, Steve 
Mitchell, Robert Emmett Nolan, Jr., Charles 
Douglas Thompson, John Edgar Miller Wil- 
son, Jr. 

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LEHIGH ALUMNI BULLETIN 




EDWIN S. STACKHOUSE 

111 Park Avenue, Greenwich, Conn. 

The alumni reunion has come and 
gone. 1886 made a brave attempt at a 
last reunion, but distance and the in- 
firmities of age worked against us. 

The writer and his good wife were 
there, and Mrs. Reist, who was the 
wife of that stalwart of '86, Henry G. 
Reist, was with us. Kitty and Phaon 
Grossart, the two children of Louis, 
were also there, and altogether we 
had enough to bring up old memories 
and the glories of '86. 

We attended the alumni dinner on 
Friday evening, the luncheon on Sat- 
urday, and the Fifty-Plus dinner on 
Saturday evening, so time was not 
heavy on our hands. The meeting of 
old friends and the reviving of old 
memories were quite the order of the 
day. 

We had a number of letters from old 
'86ers and some recent photos which 
we are sending in to the Bulletin in 
the hope that they may find space now 
and then for some of them to touch up 
our memories. 

Stevens writes me that he is walk- 
ing a mile or two twice a day and that 
he has recently been appointed Tempo- 
rary Honorary Secretary of the London 
Housewives' Association, whatever that 
may be, but it all reveals that Stevens 
is still moving rather rapidly. 

Har^^-i said this would be the first 
reunion he has ever missed, but it 
was felt best to pass this one up on 
account of his health. 

James Millholland wrote that he and 
Elsie would not be able to make it 
on account of previous engagements, 
but they were happy to know that the 
spirit of '86 still marches on. 

Mrs. Veeder was not able to come 
on account of the illness of her daugh- 
ter, and Elizabeth Siebert wrote that 
their stepmother passed away in her 
sleep on Sunday morning. May 20. 



Dr. Mark Howe has been having 
some trouble with his eyes, and this is 
a great trial to one so active in literary 
pursuits, but here's hoping that every- 
thing soon clears up for our good 
friend Dr. Mark. 

You would not expect or want these 
'86 notes to go on and on. Shall we 
adjourn their appearance sine die? 
However, we were most grateful for 
many expressions of appreciation from 
old-timers at the reunion. 

HOWARD A. FOERING 

1851 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, Pa. 

It is with much pleasure that we 
have heard from Tomkinson, through 
the kindness of his daughter. Though 
physically incapacitated to a limited 
extent, he is doing quite well and 
enjoying television. 

Sherman, who ought to be retired, 
is almost as busy as in his prime. He 
has just reorganized his firm with the 
title Sherman, Taylor & Sleeper. 

Ever loyal John Iiitch was present 
on Alumni Day — the only one in ad- 
dition to your correspondent. 

Xeumeyer, quite ill, is holding his 
own. 

T. C. RODERICK 

Wahkonsa Hotel, Fort Dodge, Iowa 

While I am excused, for this issue, 
from writing for the Bulletin, the habit 
of getting out the news for the col- 
umn gets to be something of a sport- 
ing proposition, and of course we au- 
thors like to see our names at the 
head of the column even though there 
is very little of moment in it. 

I have, however, two communica- 
tions which were a pleasure to receive. 
The first one was from Bert Beck, '96, 
complimenting me on the review of 
facts and exploits of our '93 football 



team. Do you know, I don't seem to 
understand how a professor of chemis- 
try would know so much about flatter- 
ing a man and Inflating his ego in so 
few words. Thanks, Bert, for your 
card. 

Then on top of that comes a letter 
from "Romeo" Houston, '9 5, christen- 
ed Edgar Alonzo but remembered af- 
fectionately by all who knew him as 
Romeo, a name he acquired because 
our other tackle, Jim Bndd, had sung 
the part of Juliet in one of our Mustard 
and Cheese productions. So naturally 
our tackles became Romeo and Juliet. 

The play which Beck first wrote me 
about, in which we scored on Pennsyl- 
vania, was a quick opening dive be- 
tween tackle and guard, Romeo and 
Trafton. Romeo had as an opponent a 
man who outweighed him 40 pounds 
and was hard to move. In this play, in- 
stead of an opening between tackle 
and guard, Romeo found his opponent, 
Re«se, I believe, blocking the opening, 
so he crowded him over against his 
guard and left me a clear path between 
tackle and end which I took, and the 
touchdown resulted. 

Many times in our toughest games 
Romeo, whose knees had been hurt in 
previous games, would find it diificult 
to walk between plays, but he would 
get up, wobble around, stretch his legs, 
and get in his position and most capa- 
bly fill it. HE WAS A TACKLE. 

Romeo inquired about the members 
of our '93 team who are still alive, 
and as far as I know they are Wooden, 
Houston, Best and myself. Johnnie 
Best was living in Oakland, Calif., 
when the 1947 Directory was publish- 
ed, and that is my information on him. 

You know, when I get to thinking 
about that team and its members I 
get to wondering how the present day 
teams would stack up against such 
conditions which we accepted as nor- 
mal. Oh well, "distance (and years) 
lend enchantment to the view." 

George Baton and Bob Smith were 
the only ones from our class who regis- 
tered on the campus for Alumni Day. 
George, by the way, was one of several 
alumni receiving the Association's Spe- 
cial Award this year. Congratulations! 



FRANCIS LEE CASTLEMAN 

Whitney Road, University Campus 
Storrs, Conn. 

I am writing this from Philadelphia, 
where I am visiting, having driven 
down from Bethlehem after stopping 
over for the alumni reunion weekend. 

The alumni dinner, luncheon in the 
open on the campus, parade, etc., "Fif- 
ty-Plus" dinner, all came off success- 



JULY, 1951 



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fully and all just as planned. We had 
three perfect days for these activities, 
at which we met old classmates, old 
friends of other classes, enjoyed dis- 
cussing the present, reviewed and re- 
newed the spirit of the past, and some- 
times attempted to peek into the fu- 
ture. 

On Sunday some of us attended the 
services in connection with the conse- 
cration of the new altar in the Packer 
Memorial Church (known in our day 
as the "chapel"). This altar is a mag- 
nificent piece of ecclesiastical art and 
adds greatly to the beauty of the 
church. It was given as a memorial to 
Gertrude C. Starkey by her husband, 
William Paul Starkey, a distinguished 
Lehigh alumnus. 

The high dignitaries of the Church 
and the combined choirs of the Nativ- 
ity and Trinity Episcopal churches took 
part in this ceremony. The wonderful 
music, the pageantry in connection 
with the ritual, the reading and inton- 
ing of the great liturgy of the Church, 
all combined to make this a very im- 
pressive ceremony. 

The general fabric of the church has 
also had a complete renovation, the 
first for many years. I think anyone 
who studies both the Interior and ex- 
terior will agree that it is one of the 
most beautiful churches in America. 

When we were in college it was 
merely the "chapel" where we had to 
go every morning at 8 a.m. and on 
Sundays at 11 a.m., and cutting "chap- 
el" was just as serious an offense as 
cutting a class. Our viewpoints have 
of course been mellowed by the pass- 
ing of time, but in attending this cere- 
mony we all had brought home to us 
the inspirational value, even in our 
college days, of such a beautiful struc- 
ture. 

In looking back to those days we 
recalled some of the famous clergy we 
sat under. Elwood Worcester was al- 
ways impressive, both for his chapel 
discourses and in his teaching as a 
member of the faculty. He afterwards 
achieved great distinction and his 
"Life's Adventure," an autobiography, 
gives an interesting picture of the Le- 
high of that day. In addition to the 
many bishops who addressed us Bishop 
Rulison was often with us. Many of 
us recall the good Bishop delivering in 
his melodious voice and incomparable 
literary style his famous sermon on 
the good Samaritan from the text, "A 
certain man went down from Jerusa- 
lem to Jericho and fell among thieves, 
etc." 

In looking at the church from the 
outside, with its main steeples crowned 
with the symbol of the Church, smaller 
pinnacles crowned with a fleur-de-lis, 
the gargoyles on the sides of the main 



tower, I should say that the architec- 
ture is of the French-Gothic type. If 
anyone desires to challenge this, I 
should be pleased to hear from him. 
There also arose in my mind the ques- 
tion as to who was the creator or arch- 
itect of this beautiful structure. So 
after much searching around both out- 
side and inside I found cut in the stone 
just inside the entrance on the left, 
"Addison Hutton, Architect, 1887." 

There are still living many who were 
in college at that time and who could 
possibly throw some light on Addison 
Hutton's career and also give some in- 
teresting information on the original 
dedication as well as give us the orig- 
inal cost of the building. I should be 
pleased to hear from anyone who can 
give such information. 

As to other activities, you will 
doubtless find them fully described in 
other places in this issue. 

The following of '9 5 were present: 
Bastress, Iioeb, Rights and your hum- 
ble servant. 

WILLIAM STEWART AVARS 

269 Leonia Avenue, Leonia, N. J. 

Ofiicial word has reached me that 
this column is due on 24 June. The 
letter is dated 12 June and got to me 
on the 2 0th. Needing certain data from 
Bethlehem before I could write the 
column it is a dead certainty that the 
specified deadline will not be met. 
However, I now have the information 
I needed and I have a hunch that the 
column will appear as usual. 

On Friday morning, the 15th George 
Yates and I set out for Bethlehem and 



arrived there safely in the early after- 
noon. We attended the Alumni Dinner 
that evening — if you can call it a din- 
ner, it being a "buffet supper" sort of 
affair. At the price charged, $4.00, I 
think the caterer must have made a 
very handsome profit. The eating part 
of the dinner did not take very long, 
and then we had the speeches. I cannot 
recall who did the talking or what was 
talked about; an early speaker got 
going on athletics and by the time he 
was through, so was I. Maybe I missed 
something really important, but if I 
did, I suppose I can read about it else- 
where. I once heard a dinner story in 
England that I always recall on these 
occasions. After considerable eating 
and drinking, the vice chairman at one 
end of the table called out to the chair- 
man at the other: "I say, 'Arry, shall 
we 'ave the speeches now, or shall we 
let them enjoy themselves a bit long- 
er?" 

Saturday we went over and register- 
ed and partook of the alumni luncheon, 
also a self-service event. Not being 
interested in the pee-rade, either as a 
participant or a spectator, I found a 
quite comfortable couch in Drown Hall 
and had a good nap. This nap, please 
be advised, is rigidly prescribed by my 
physician, also certain potent tablets 
and capsules intended to remedy some 
of the circulatory failings of advancing 
years. I remembered to take with me 
a supply of one of these medicaments 
but forgot the other; I am none the 
worse for it, so far as I can tell, and 
I am not going to the doctor to make 
sure. Yates didn't miss anything, how- 
ever; he is a lot tougher than I am. 

By 7 p.m. on Saturday we went to 
our own Back-Every-Year-Club dinner. 



The Fifty-Plus group included men from 1883 to 1900. 




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and, to me, that is the sole reason for 
making this annual trek to Bethle- 
hem; that, and attending the morning 
service the next daj" In the old Mora- 
vian Church. I did not get a list of 
all who were at the B.E.Y.C. dinner. 
The alumni office has kindly sent me 
a list of all who registered down to 
and including '99: but how many were 
at the dinner, I don't know accurately. 
I tried to count them at the table but 
I don't think I was very close; I made 
it roughly some 30. Those from '96 
were Ayars, Buvinger, Enscoe, Laramy 
and Sprague. Yates was there, too, but 
is credited to '9 7. The list I have here 
is as follows: 

Forstall, 'S3, Stackhonse. 'S6. Petti- 
nos, 'ST, Foering and Litch, '90, Cor- 
nelius, 'S9, Faniariss and Kenimerling, 
'91, Brady, '92, Baton and R. E. Smith, 
'94, Bastress, Castlenian, Loeb, and 
Rights, '95, '9 6 as above, Hale and 
Yates, '97, Borhek and Wiegner, '98, 
and Ivlein and Steckel, '9 9. There were 
also at the dinner several of the "un- 
attached" who are always welcome, 
like Lou Girdler, "03. The Class of '26, 
which is supposed to carry on after '9 6 
is no more, did not attend this year; it 
was having its own special 25th re- 
union. Having presided at these din- 
ners for many years. Bob Laramy is 
trying to break in an understudy. Last 
year it was our beloved "Pop" Pen- 
nington; this year it was "Young Pop" 
Klein, '99. The names above add up 
to 26, including Lou Girdler, so my 
rough count of 3 may not be so far 
off at that. I was much pleased that 
no booze was served — but there would- 
n't be, of course, if Bob managed the 
affair. This not only makes for peace 
and quiet but keeps the expense down. 
I believe that a new excise bill sets 
the tax on alcoholic beverages at some- 
thing like $12 a gallon. And while I 
don't know today what it costs to make 
pure ethyl alcohol, I do remember that 
one of the DuPont chemists told me 
about 19 20 that it could be made for 
about 14 cents a gallon. We have a 
great lot of sacred cows in Washing- 
ton, but the greatest of these is al- 
cohol. It is a wonderful and versatile 
fluid, a perfect fuel, a marvelous sol- 
vent and cleansing agent. It can be 
made not only from grain, fruit juices, 
sugars, starches, potatoes and other 
food stuffs, but from many waste ma- 
terials and by-products. And during 
the time I was employed in Seattle, 
there was a French company down in 
Port Townsend which was making pure 
"grain" alcohol from sawdust. I knew 
a lot about this company because its 
chief engineer was at one time a stu- 
dent of mine in Pratt Institute. But 
poor old C::H;OH! Just because of the 
damfools who drink it to excess, it is 
practically driven out of the market 



by taxation. And so much is this reve- 
nue needed by Uncle Sam that I do 
not suppose we shall ever see alcohol 
given its rightful place in the nation's 
economy. I have heard recently that 
great quantities are now being made 
and sold by enterprising moon-shiners. 
One writer estimated that more of this 
illicit fluid was being sold than that 
made by the regular and tax-paying 
distillers. A friend of mine who lived 
for some years in a large city in Tenn- 
essee told me that this "white mule" 
could be so easily and cheaply pur- 
chased that she used it as a fuel for a 
small stove under her tea kettle. 

However, I feel that this monograph 
has already run over its allotted space 
and should be brought to an end. I am 
still hoping that a letter from one of 
you may manage to reach me one of 
these days. How about it? 

POP PENXIXGTON'S COLUMN 
by 

H. E. HALE 

1165 5th Ave., Xew York 27, :N". Y. 

Well, the Lehigh Alumni Reunion 
of June 15 and 16, 1951, has come 
and gone with a bang. As Len Schick 
says in his May letter, "Warm weather 
has brought spring to South Mountain 
and the magnolias and forsythia blend- 
ing with green foliage make a truly 
beautiful picture." I\Iany people have 
told me that Lehigh's campus is one 
ot the most beautiful they have seen. 
Those of us who saw it June 15 and 16 
agree. 

There were 63 5 alumni registered 
of all classes back for the reunion. 
Fifty-Plus had 3 6 back, and the class 
of 1901, for their 50th reunion, had 16 
back. The informal buft'et supper Fri- 
day night in Grace Hall was a great 
success. Teece Yates and I ganged up 
v.ith Bones Castlenian of '95, W. S. 
Ayers, '9 6, and Ben Loeb, '9 5, at one 
of the three round tables for Fifty- 
Plus alumni. I want to assure the men 
of '9 7 that when I counted this gang 
all members were generally present. 
I also want to say that, with Teece in 
the lead this gang met many times 
during the two days and acted like a 
bunch of freshmen. 

The "Alumni picnic, Lamberton Hall 
and campus" scheduled at 12 noon. 
was something to remember. Also the 
Ladies' Band or Girls' Band or what- 
ever Teece Yates wants to call it, can 
be remembered without any trouble 
at all. Their skirts were even shorter 
than short, period. I am not a very 
good reporter on this picnic, because 
I got into a discussion with Bones 
Castleman about the foreign policy of 



the Administration in Washington. (I 
suspect he is a Black Republican!!) 
We got plenty to eat, but all I saw or 
heard was the girls' band and the dis- 
cussion with Bones. As a passing mat- 
ter of "slight" interest, the picnic was 
given to the alumni by the University 
— "free." 1S97 was always in favor 
of free meals I 

Teece Yates needs special mention 
in this letter, and I know Pop Penning- 
ton would have given him plenty of 
space. Teece was as handsome as ever. 
He told me he was an invalid and had 
quit drinking, smoking and swearing, 
etc., but I did not see any evidence to 
indicate that he had quit anything. He 
legaled our gang with spicy stories 
and then some. He related escapades 
that he pulled off on or about 1S93-97 
that would have shocked almost all '9 7 
men. but Teece seemed to think it was 
all in a day's work. He is just the same 
good mixer he was 50 years ago and 
he told us in his 37th speech to our 
gang (I think it was the second day) 
that he considered the first 50 years 
the hardest. That means the men of 
'9 7 will have the "advice and consent" 
of Teece for many years to come. 

The following are quotes from let- 
ters: 

Brady said May 11: "It was nice to 
hear from you and I certainly regret 
that I will not be able to be east in 
June. In fact, I don't expect to get 
away from Bloomington (Illinois) for 
the rest of this year, not even to go 
fishing or any other recreation, as we 
are in the throes of bringing natural 
gas into this district and with all the 
red tape in effect now we have to be 
on the job every minute. This is not a 
case of 'sitting' on the job. but being 
up and fighting all the time. 

"Please give my regards to all the 
boys and wish them all the best of luck 
— same to you." 

Brady has a real job, because natu- 
ral gas is a lot cheaper than manufac- 
tured gas per 1000 B.T.U.'s and when 
they run head on into each other, 
there is a hot time in the old town. 

I notice printed on the bottom of 
Brady's letter, "Gas for the 5 big jobs. 
Refrigeration — Cooking — Water 
Heating — House Heating — Air Con- 
ditioning." That is good advertising 
and I don't mean mebby! 

Fulnier said May 15: "I wish to 
thank you for the kind remembrance 
of me. I am anxious to see you but can- 
not attend on account of sickness. You 
can tell the men you at least heard 
from me. My best regards to all." 

I can say that all the men of '9 7 wish 
Fulmer a quick recovery and hope to 
see him at the 1952 alumni reunion. 



JULY, 1951 




22 



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Let me have letters from the men of 
'97, and I will copy them in the class 
of '97 column in the Lehigh Bulletin. 
We all get a kick out of these letters. 
And they remind us of the four bully 
years we spent at Lehigh. 

HENRY T. BORHEK 

30 'Wall Street, Bethlehem, Pa. 

It is a mystery to me, and I'm sure 
it is to you, that I started writing the 
July class letter on Decoration Day, 
May 30. There are several possible rea- 
sons — one that I want to get most of 
it written before it interferes with the 
many events scheduled for June. Two, 
I have a number of letters from '9S 
men that I want to send to our shut-in 
classmate, George Davies, after using 
extracts from them in this letter. Last- 
ly, so that I can do some evening trout 
fishing late in June with a clear con- 
science, not having an uncompleted 
class letter on my mind. 

A recent post card from our banner 
correspondent, Ed Kiehl, now of Or- 
lando, Fla., states that they are slowly 
getting settled in their new home. He 
adds that chasing flamingos is nearly 
as much fun as fishing but much hard- 
er work. Flamingos, apparently, have 
replaced seals and blondes in Ed's af- 
fections and he will soon be reporting 
that he caught one — a flamingo, I 
mean. My dictionary defines a flamingo 
as "a long legged, web footed, red 
colored bird," but unfortunately says 
nothing about its usual diet. I fear that 
flamingos eat fish and that Ed will be 
reporting on the number of fish he 
catches and feeds to these birds. 

Davey ChUds is still going strong. 
In his letter of May 9 he says, "Gard- 
ening work is in full swing when I can 
get out to do it. I spent five or six 
hours in the garden last Friday. Great 
stuff, Henry, and I was tired but not 
exhausted. A fine, healthy tired feel- 
ing. You may conclude from this that 
I'm in good health and spirits and you 
are not mistaken in your conclusion." 

Another letter from him on May 31 
states that his garden truck is growing 
in fine style. He is much concerned 
about Ed Kiehl. Ed sent him a post 
card from Orlando, but not a word on 
it about fish — a most unusual occur- 
rence! 

T. H. (Tommy) La«Tence sent me 
an interesting letter several weeks ago. 
Tommy says he is in the same condi- 
tion that I am — no longer able to wade 
in trout streams as in former days. 
The only sport he can engage in today 
is trap shooting and shooting over his 
dogs in the field. For 28 years he has 



been the chairman of the committee 
in charge of the Amateur Champion- 
ship of America Trap Shooting Con- 
test, held annually on the grounds of 
the New York Athletic Club. Tommy 
also holds the chairmanship of the 
Club's Trap Shooting Department. 
Even a passing look at the program he 
sent of the 42nd Amateur Champion- 
ship Shoot convinced me that the 
chairman of this event must have un- 
usual executive ability to handle it 
successfully. In conclusion he says, "It 
keeps me in the open air and I benefit 
from same and enjoy the best of 
health." I have had several letters re- 
cently from George Davies. He is still 
a "shut in" but his letters are in a 
cheerful vein and his disability has not 
resulted in a letdown of his interest in 
Lehigh or a gloomy view of life in 
general. 

After writing the foregoing, several 
weeks have passed and much unpleas- 
ant weather has been endured. For- 
tunately the weather cleared for alum- 
ni weekend and the 16th was a warm, 
sunny day. I did not attend the Buffet 
Supper on Friday evening. The top 
floor of Grace Hall is an abominable 
place to reach, parking is a problem 
and outdoor lighting at night is poor. 
The Saturday Alumni Picnic was most 
enjoyable. My wife and I met a lot of 
oldtimers, but no '9S's. 

During the morning I saw Pop Wieg- 
iier heading south, for the campus, I 
thought. If he was there I missed see- 
ing him. Jack Gass, a former regular 
attendant, was absent for the second 
time. I hear that his health does not 
permit travel or much activity. 

For a complete account of Alumni 
Day activities, I refer you to the rest 
of this Bulletin. 

The obituary of Clarence M. Pflue- 
ger, Bethlehem R. 3, who died on June 
15, aged 77 years, was published re- 
cently In our local paper. Remember- 
ing that he was considered a member 
of our class, although the Alumni Di- 
rectory lists him as '97, I referred to 
our class book and found that he had 
been a '96 man who joined '98 in our 
first term freshman and left college 
during our first term junior. He is sur- 
vived by his wife and six daughters. 

With the July class letter out of the 
way and no more to be written for 
several months, I'll have a little more 
time for other evening projects. Yes, 
you have guessed correctly — fly fish- 
ing in the nearby streams and fly ty- 
ing, also. All the trout I have taken 
this year were on flies of my own tying. 

I hope you all are having a pleasant 
summer. Meet you again in the Octo- 
ber Bulletin. 



ARTHUR W. KLEIN 

kS Wall Street, Bethlehem, Pa. 

One of the busiest week-ends of my 
existence has just come to an end. 
Thursday evening, June 14, the Board 
of Directors of the Alumni Association 
met at the Bethlehem Club for dinner 
and the transaction of business. Fri- 
day evening, June 15, a buffet supper 
(replacing the annual alumni dinner) 
was held in Grace Hall. 

Saturday, June 16, was Alumni Day, 
with a business meeting in Coppee 
Hall, alumni luncheon and parade of 
reunion classes, ending with the giving 
of awards at the flagpole. 

The only other '9 9 man here for the 
festivities was Steckel, who accom- 
panied me to the supper Friday night. 
We joined forces on the campus Satur- 
day afternoon and with other Fifty- 
Plus men paraded directly behind the 
highly glamorous drum majorette band 
and preceding the 50-year class of '01. 

On Saturday evening Bob Iiaraniy 
and yours truly conducted the dinner 
meeting of the Back-Every-Year Club 
in the '9 6 Room of the Hotel Bethle- 
hem. A large turnout resulted and a 
successful affair was held. Steckel and 
I represented '99. 

On Sunday morning our new altar 
(gift of the Starkeys) was dedicated 
in the chapel. Bishop Sterrett and 
Chaplain Bean conducted the services, 
assisted by Bishop Gardner of New 
Jersey and Dean Adams of Trinity 
Cathedral in Trenton. Bishop Gardner 
preached the sermon. 

At the Baccalaureate Service in the 
Chapel on Sunday afternoon Dr. Lis- 
ton Pope, Dean of the Yale Divinity 
School, delivered the address. 

On Monday morning, June 18, the 
Commencement exercises were held in 
Grace Hall, at which 483 men were 
graduated — Lehigh's largest class to 
date — and many M.A. and M.S. degrees 
were present. Several Ph.D.'s were 
awarded. 

There were also awarded several 
honorary degrees, including Doctor of 
Humane Letters to our distinguished 
historian. Professor Gipson, who will 
be Professor of History at Oxford Uni- 
versity for the coming year; Doctor of 
Science to Professor Sinnott, head of 
Sheffield Scientific School of Yale Uni- 
versity, and Doctor of Laws to Presi- 
dent Haupert of Moravian College and 
Theological Seminary, Headmaster 
Boyden of Deerfield Academy, and 
United States Senator Duff of Pennsyl- 
vania. 

The Senator delivered the address 
to the graduating class. We were for- 



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The "Golden Boys" — winners of the 1891 Reunion Cup. 



tunate in having clear, bright weather 
for all these events, and the tempera- 
ture was comfortable for this time of 
year. 

SAMUEL T. HARLEMAN 

110 Wesley St., Bethlehem, Pa. 
FIFTIETH REUNION 

Our Fiftieth Reunion is now a mat- 
ter of history. The attendance was 
great enough for us to win the 1S91 
Reunion Cup with 69% of the class 
back for the reunion. The gifts to the 
Alumni Fund came from 100% of the 
class and won for us the 19 01 Active 
Membership cup, put in competition 
for the first time for classes with 20 
to 100 on the class rolls. 

The gang started to assemble on 
Thursday with the arrival of McGon- 
igle from Portland, Ore., who had the 
honor of being the first alumnus to 
register. We were more than glad to 
have with us Harrar from Youngstown. 
Ohio, on his very first reunion. The 
same is true of Young, who came in 
from Detroit, Mich. Thornton of Pasa- 
dena, Calif., returned for the first 
time since the fifth reunion. All of the 
others were the "regulars," Including 
Girdler who flew in from Cleveland, 
stopping en route at Scranton to pick 
up Evans. At the last moment illness 
prevented the attendance of Buch and 
Gearhart, as well as our honorary 
member, Roy A. Lewis. We sincerely 
trust that all of them will soon be on 
the road to a speedy recovery. 

At the Alumni Supper in Grace Hall 
on Friday night the YEN loving cup 
was put in the custody of the class of 



1951 through its president, Albert 
Eryniarski. This class was instructed 
by our president, Tom Girdler, to use 
the cup at its reunions, and at its 50th 
reunion in 2001 to pass it on to that 
class for safekeeping. At this same 
time it was announced that '01 had 
reached its goal of "$5,000 for the 
50th" as its gift to the Alumni Fund. 

When we lined up for the alumni 
parade we had the following: Barba, 
Evans, Flory, Girdler, Harleman, Har- 
rar, Heitshu, Laubenstein, McGonigle, 
Donaldson, Morris, Peck, Startsman, 
Staufler, Thornton, Young, plus sons 
Barba, '27, Flory, '2 9, Harleman, '33, 
Laubenstein, '3 9, Stauffer, '27, and 
grandsons Hutchins, '5 0, and Barba, 
'54. 

The reunion dinner on Saturday 
night was presided over by "Prex" 
Girdler, who handled the whole affair 
in his usual excellent manner. The 
usual toast was drunk to Yen, followed 
by others to those members of the class 
who have passed on since the 4 5th re- 
union. They are: Chiokering, Fillers, 
Enzian, Freund, Krause, Ryan, Sy.r.- 
ington, AVelsh and WiLson. The reunion 
was voted the best ever. Girdler and 
Evans made reservations at Hotel 
Bethlehem for the 75th reunion. 

The 50th reunion banner was award- 
ed to Thornton, who came the great- 
est distance to attend the reunion. The 
committee is still trying to decide on a 
suitable prize for Barba, who has a 
wife, nine children and 24 grandchil- 
dren. An unusual feature of the re- 
union was the participation by three 
generations of Barbas, represented by 
Charles, '01, Charles, Jr., '27, and 
Peter, '54. 



One of the Alumni Special Awards 
went to Cad Evans. Previous recipients 
were Donaldson and McGonigle. 

^£'«W4 o^ f904 

E. LOU FARABAUGH 

/02S West ilarket St.. Bethlehem. I'n. 

Our 47 th reunion was attended by 
the following members: Frank Sinn, 
Herb Hartzog, Charles Lueders, Stone 
Edelen, Ralph Ohlwiler, Jlike Jones, 
Clint Bloss, Herman Coleman, Horace 
Cleveland, Charles Moflfatt, J. L. Bea- 
ver, E. Lou Farabaugh, John Pelly, 
George Desh and Bill Cram. 

Festivities began on Friday the 15tli 
at an informal gathering where the 
weary travelers were revived with a 
little cheer, until time to go to Grace 
Hall at 7 p.m. for the Alumni Buffet 
Supper. 

On Saturday the party attended the 
Alumni Picnic on the campus, where 
we encountered many old familiar 
faces from the class of 1906 who were 
celebrating their 45th, and many of 
the events of olden times were brought 
to memory. 

We made a visit to the chapel to see 
the improvements and again find our 
names on the bronze plaques placed 
there when we graduated. 

One of the highlights of this get- 
together was our visit to the Varsity 
Locker Room to view the new plaque 
erected by the men of the class of 19 4 
whose names adorned the original one 
presented to the University. These are 
now twin plaques and are placed there 
as an inspiration to future varsity 
teams to give their all in an effort to 
equal or surpass the records estab- 
lished by the men whose names are 
there recorded. 

William V. "Kiss" Mussina, 1122 
Campbell St., Williamsport 16, has re- 
tired from the automobile business 
and is trying to keep busy by deciding 
when to do the things he should do 
and then pass them until tomorrow, 
thus really keeping busy. "Kiss" will 
spend the summer at Eagles Mere. 

Amos Clauder, 417 Riverside Dr., 
New York, N. Y., reports simply, 
"health okay." 

John Powell, our class agent, 339 
Weldon St., Latrobe, Pa., was unable 
to get here for the 47th but sent best 
wishes for a good turnout. 

Lester Bern.stein is on the road to 
recovery at the Graduate Hospital in 
Philadelphia and the get-well-quick 
sign went out from all of those as- 
sembled. 

John A. Page, 5825 Park Ave., Phil- 
adelphia, states that he is storing all 



JULY. 1951 



25 



his energy for the big affair in 1954. 

Harvey P. Barnard, 248 Tremont 
Ave., Kenmore, N. Y., has at last made 
his existence known and admits a red- 
ness in his face for such a long spell 
of hibernation. Harvey says his 15th 
grandchild arrived March 16 and he 
is curious to know if this is not a rec- 
ord for 19 04 men. The mother was 
his daughter, Carrie Lee. His two sons 
are Col. Milton C. Barnard II, of Wash- 
ington, D. C, and Col. H. P. Barnard 
Jr., of Denver, Colo. Harvey is still 
active and expresses a keen desire to 
be here in '54. 

Tom F. Kelly, 317 W. Prospect St.. 
Seattle 9 9, Wash., wrote to say hello 
and give me a Spanish toast for re- 
union, translated, "Hail Lehigh '0 4! 
While there's youth in our hearts we 
shall never grow old." 

Please correct your list of addresses 
sent by MacFarlane as follows: Abe 
Borowsky, President, Geo. K. Garrett 
Co., D & Tioga Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.; 
or residence, Drake Hotel, Philadel- 
phia. 

WILLIAM H. LESSER 

/.?22 Myrtle St., Scranton, Pa. 

The Houston Chronicle of April 26 
had this to say about Russell Wait: 

"WAIT IS MADE BRAZOS HARBOR 
DISTRICT MANAGER" 

"Freeport, April 2 6 — Announcement 
was made that J. Russell Wait has 
been appointed general manager of the 
Brazos River Harbor Navigation Dis- 
trict by the district commissioners, 
Stanton Stone of Freeport, chairman, 
E. L. Boston of Angleton and George 
Badge of Brazoria. 

"Completing a planning stage of 
over a year as port engineer, Wait's 
appointment carries the program al- 
most to the digging part of the deep 
water public port project. 

"Wait has already negotiated a swap 
with Phillips Oil Co., which gives the 
navigation district 1000 feet of Brazos 
River frontage in exchange for a future 
frontage of that amount on the com- 
pleted harbor slip. In order to complete 
an adequate outlet for the channel, 
he needs 60 feet frontage on land 
belonging to the Freeport Sulphur Co. 

"Wait considers the price exorbitant 
that is being asked for this riverfront 
property, which is now set at $50 per 
foot in addition to the cost per acre. 
Some 230 acres are needed for the pre- 
liminary project. 

"The railroad company has approved 
the moving of track to run closer to 



the old townsite levee and south of the 
proposed slip. 

"The controversial crossing of New 
River is part of the master plan for 
port development, to be passed on and 
engineered in future years. 

"As the area now stands, the port 
area will begin at the Phillips Oil Co. 
docks, turn at slight angle and run 
5000 feet on Pine Street. On the Pine 
Street end the property will extend 
from the railroad to a point 100 feet 
past the towusite levee. 

"The first task after acquiring the 
land. Wait said, is the tearing up of 
the old sulphur docks road to Quintana 
Beach, replacing it with a highway 
farther south. 

"Two major delays still exist. Navi- 
gation district commissioners are hold- 
ing up sale of the port bonds until they 
can obtain a more favorable interest 
rate; and Wait is holding up the pur- 
chase of the land until he can get a 
more favorable price." 

The Electrolux Co., Arthiu' Murray, 
works manager, now publishes the 
"Electrolux Factory News" which gives 
the information concerning this ag- 
gressive organization. 

At a big meeting of the Electrolux 
sales division Arthur said this; "It's 
the little things that count — a smooth- 
ly operating low-cost, efiicient, profit- 
able production line is not only a mat- 
ter of capital equipment manned by a 
skilled and cooperative personnel, but 
is dependent on little details in design 
of product, production tooling and ma- 
terials handling." 

Arthur's production method is di- 
rectly responsible for the success of 
this company. 



CHARLES F. GILMORE 

152S Greenviount Ave. 
Dormant, PittsburgU, Pa. 

The 4 5-year reunion of the class of 
IS 6 was by long odds one of the most 
successful in the history of the organ- 
ization. Twenty-seven men out of an 
active class roster of 6 2 said they 
would attend, and 27 were present. 
That's an unbeatable record for prom- 
ise and performance. Present were: 
Laiier, Cort, Root, Dean, Lueders, 
Stair, Gregg, VanDuyne, Wait, Wriglit- 
son, Gott, March, Langdon, lUrk, Fear, 
Dent, Gilmore, Barwls, Maurer, Hayes, 
Stoutter, Cupitt, Smull, Brillhart, Jef- 
ferson, Hanuiiaker and Liotz. And they 
came from Texas, New York, New Jer- 
sey, North Carolina, West Virginia, 
Alabama and Pennsylvania. 

Of the 2 7 unable to attend, all sent 
letters of greeting to the class and ex- 
pressed regrets over their inability to 
attend. Included in these were notes 
from William S. Watson, of Buffalo, 
N. Y., and Frank A. Henry, of Nutley, 
Sussex, England, declaring that they 
are promising now that, Providence 
willing, they will be on hand for the 
5 0-year reunion in 19 5 6. Since more 
than ten members of the class never 
have missed a reunion, this looks like 
a pretty fair start for the Golden Year. 

No word was received from eight 
members of the class, though none of 
their first class mail was returned. 

The whole reunion program was a 
succession of delightful events and ex- 
periences. The informality of the 
Alumni Dinner with its lack of speech- 
es but featured by succinct and inter- 



Twenty-seven returned to enjoy their favorite reunion. 




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esting reports, the alumni picnic and 
the alumni parade, pleased everybody 
— not too long and not too short. All 
members were happy over the citation 
of Thomas N. Lacy, of Detroit, Mich., 
as an outstanding alumnus. Tom had 
written regretting his inability to at- 
tend because he feared the exertion of 
the trip. 

On Saturday afternoon members of 
the class, their wives and daughters 
were guests at the elegant home of Mr. 
and Mrs. David H. Brillhart on Bath 
Road, a reunion feature enjoyed over 
many years. The spacious veranda and 
living room and the shaded lawn pro- 
vided an ideal setting for exchanging 
greetings and reminiscences. The gra- 
cious hospitality of the Brillharts left 
nothing to be desired. With Billy Stair 
at the piano memory took us all back 
to more youthful days when Billy was 
literally the toast of the campus. 

The class banquet in Saucon Valley 
Country Club brought the pleasurable 
weekend to a fine climax. Noted at the 
dinner was the passing during the past 
five years of Charles Underwood, Rob- 
ert R. Rench, N. G. Smith and Carl M. 
Schoonover. 

And now looking ahead to 195 6! 
Many members of the class expressed 
regret at their failure to keep in closer 
touch with their classmates. To help 
correct this situation each member of 
the class of 19 6 will be provided with 
a complete roster and it will be kept 
current. This may mean, and we hope 
it will, that in 1956 we will know more 
about each other and be in position to 
boost both our promise and perform- 



ance record to 100 per cent of all 
available men. 

The final act of business at the ban- 
quet was the election of Charles F. 
Gilmore as secretary and Thomas H. 
Lueders as treasurer of the class. Es- 
tep T. Gott is president for life. 

LEWIS HECK 

Slt^l Northampton St., N. W. 
Washington 15, D. C. 

WARREN E. MCCANN 

SOI W. School Lane, Germantown 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Ten of the faithful were back for 
Alumni Day, including Baer, Brothers, 
Daubenspeck, Fair, Heck, Hollister, 
Rraemer, McCann, Schafer and Spaeth. 

This gave our class the largest contin- 
gent of any of the non-reunion classes. 
Mac took some pictures and one of 
them may come through in time for 
publication on this page. We of course 
sat together on Friday night, and on 
Saturday night joined the 50-Plus and 
Back-Every-Year groups at the Hotel 
Bethlehem. 

George Brothers asked to be relieved 
of the onerous duties of class agent in 
view of his many other activities in 
Bethlehem, including membership on 
the Building and Grounds Committee 
of the Board of Trustees. At the unani- 
mous and urgent request of all present, 
Daubenspeck agreed to take on the 
job, and we predict that he will be suc- 
cessful in it. On June 15 the '08 con- 
tribution to this year's Alumni Fund 
was just under $1,000, with about the 



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same number of gifts as last year. A 
rather pungent postal card sent out by 
Fair in May appears to have had some 
results. 

Foster Banks appears to have re- 
tired, since his new home address is 
P. O. Box 617, Old Saybrook, Conn., 
rather too tar for commuting to New 
York. 

Has any member of the class infor- 
mation about the present location of 
Stamilman? Mail sent to his old ad- 
dress has been returned. 

The report of the Alumni Association 
gives further details about Harvey 
Bassler's bequest to the University. 
His library of some 15,000 volumes, 
dealing with natural science and par- 
ticularly with South America, is valued 
at $25,000. 

John Dorsey had not been heard 
from for many years but in response to 
a personal appeal from Brothers wrote 
a very interesting letter and likewise 
sent a substantial contribution to the 
Alumni Fund. His letter follows: 

"Have been intending to get back 
to reunions and may do so this sum- 
mer. Will you be there? Once my car 
was hit when I planned to be there. 
That was in 19 48. Am still professor 
of electrical engineering at the Uni- 
versity of Manitoba. Expect to retire 
next year. Am still interested in cir- 
cuits, machines and engines. Was im- 
pressed by our wonderful football sea- 
son, and can't understand what hap- 
pened. Lehigh should have a good year 
next fall. We expect smaller classes 
here. That president's report for Le- 
high was wonderful and I showed it all 
around Manitoba with considerable 
pride." 

All members of the class will be very 
sorry to learn of the recent sudden 
death in California of Dean Palmer, 
an adopted member of '08 and guest of 
honor at our 40th, as well as at pre- 
vious reunions. He began his long ca- 
reer at Lehigh while we were in col- 
lege, and always had a very special 
standing with our class. 

HOWARD M. FRY 

Franklin and Marshall Colletje 
Lancaster, Pa. 

We have just returned from our 
forty-first reunion of the class of 1910. 
By we, I mean Lloyd LieVan, his son 
James, who acted as a careful chauf- 
feur, and me. Lloyd has been spending 
the past three weeks here in Lancas- 
ter, where he has been recuperating 
after an operation. He sure has been 
a game sport about getting back. He 
has spent quite a few evenings with us 



JULY. 1951 



27 



looking at Uncle Milty, Arthur God- 
frey and others. During the day we 
have been trying out a few of the Lan- 
caster County roads, getting in prac- 
tice for our trip to the reunion. That 
sort of "spirit" would have made our 
forty-first, with eighteen attending, 
equal to our fortieth. This number did 
not include some of the members of 
our class from Lehigh County, who 
should have been with us. 

Again we want to take off our hats 
to G. P. R. "Peter" Bahnson for mak- 
ing the finest kind of arrangements 
with the Saucon Valley Country Club 
for our entertainment. And again we 
wish to thank those "mysterious" 
members of the class who entertained 
for the cocktail hour. Seated at one 
table on the beautiful west side of the 
Country Club were Gorman, Eder, 
Rhoades, Hysler Zane, Brad Waltz and 
Tressler. At a second table were Street, 
Lawson, Eddie Killough and his chauf- 
feur friend, "Duke" Wolfe, '20, Heard, 
Nels Dovvnes and Bahnson. And at the 
third table were Lawrence, E. C. 
Smith, Bright, More, LeVan, his son, 
Jim, an P. and M. alumnus who did 
his graduate work at Lehigh, and yours 
truly. 

A fine fried chicken dinner was en- 
joyed by all, after which we had a 
short business session. It was decided 
to make the 1910 get-together an an- 
nual event. A committee composed of 
those present was appointed, deter- 
mined to double the number of mem- 
bers returning for June 19 52 by means 
of personal letters, phone and personal 
visits. It was rather difficult to get the 
Country Club for an "off year" re- 
union, but thanks to Bahnson we all 
enjoyed this beautiful spot. 

Carvill Gorman reported that 1910 
went over the top, its quota being 
$15 00 for this year. He could not re- 
port the grand total, as the returns 
are incomplete. Quite a few of the fel- 
lows attended the alumni buffet dinner 
on Friday evening, and enjoyed the 
new arrangement for this affair. 

As the classes of 1901, 1911 and 
1926 were also at the Country Club, 
there was lots of life at the party. We 
had the opportunity to meet about 40 
members of the class of 1911. Here 
again is a very good reason why we 
should try to meet every year, as we 
all have many friends in other classes. 
It is only when one returns to these 
reunions that he realizes how pleasant 
it is to contact his college friends. 

Letters were received from Stritz- 
Inger, Pierce and Swope, sending re- 
grets as they were out of the country. 
Also regrets from Bllheimer, Bryant 
and Woerwag. 



Dick Street and Brad Waltz promised 
me letters this summer, and I hope to 
report from them early in the fall. 
Think!!! Have you sent me a letter 
recently? If not, please DO IT NOW. 
You fellows say nice things about this 
column but, after all, it is only as good 
ar, you make it. 

Carvill, his wife, Lloyd and I had 
a pre-union luncheon at the Lancaster 
Stock Yard Inn on Friday, when the 
Gormans stopped to see us on their 
way through Lancaster. 

It is hard to believe that after com- 
piling the column for the May issue, 
we must sorrowfully submit the fol- 
lowing item regarding the passing of 
"Terry" Caffall on June 1. Both Al 
Osbourne, '09, and Alan Floyd 
thoughtfully forwarded the clipping, 
which appeared in the Pittsburgh 
Press on June 3: 

"Geoffrey A. Caffall, former mana- 
ger of erection at the Bethlehem Steel 
Co., died yesterday in Gulfport, Miss., 
where he had been living since retire- 
ment last September. Before moving to 
Gulfport, he had lived at the Arlington 
Apartments, East End. 

"Born in Alton, England, he came 
to this country at an early age with 
his parents who settled in eastern 
Pennsylvania. 

"Mr. Caffall was graduated from Le- 
high University as a civil engineer. 
During World War I he volunteered as 
a member of the Canadian Army En- 
gineers, serving overseas. After the 
war Mr. Caffall came to Pittsburgh and 
began his career with Bethlehem. 

"Mr. Caffall was a member of the 
Engineering Society of Western Penn- 
sylvania, Beta Lodge No. 647, F. & A. 
M., Pennsylvania Consistory, Scottish 
Rites and Syria Temple. 

"Surviving are his widow, Mrs. June 
Hynson Caffall; a brother, Edgar E. 
of Larchmont, N. Y., and a stepdaugh- 
ter, Mrs. J. M. Owston of Detroit, 
Mich." 

Alan promptly wired a floral trib- 
ute from "The Class of 1910" to La- 
fayette, La. Today I received an ac- 
knowledgment from Mrs. Caffall. We 
are very sorry to hear about his death, 
and we are going to miss Terry's help- 
ful letters for the Bulletin, which we 
had been getting at frequent intervals. 

From Aliquippa, Pa., W. C. Van 
Blarcom, who is vice president of the 
Aliquippa and Southern Railroad Co., 
writes us a most interesting letter: 

"I have been hoping I could get back 
again this year for Alumni Day, but it 
is not working out that way. So I shall 
just have to take it out in envying you 
fellows who will be there. I know you 
will have a happy time. 

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some personal history, I will report 
that upon graduation in 1910 I re- 
turned to the employ of the Delaware, 
Lackawanna and Western Railroad in 
the Office of Division Engineer at 
Scranton. Later, becoming interested 
in the then so-called scientific manage- 
ment movement, I went with the Balti- 
more and Ohio Railroad in 1916 to help 
install a standard track work and ef- 
ficiency system in their maintenance 
of way department under the direction 
of the well known consulting engi- 
neer, Harrington Emerson. The fol- 
lowing year I broadened the field by 
forsaking railroading for the rapidly 
expanding rubber industry in Akron 
to help organize a production planning 
department in what was then the Mil- 
ler Rubber Co., but which later be- 
came a part of the B. F. Goodrich Co. 
About four years later I went back to 
Scranton with the Hudson Coal Co. 
to help reorganize their stores depart- 
ment. Then two years later the com- 
bination of railroad engineering and 
industrial engineering experience 
seemed to fill a need of the then rap- 
idly growing Aliquippa and Southern 
Railroad, a common carrier subsidiary 
of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Cor- 
poration. So I moved again, but have 
stayed put since, in the successive ca- 
pacities of transportation engineer, as- 



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LEHIGH ALUMNI BULLETIN 




Informal shot of 1911 — official photo to appear in fall issue. 



sistant superintendent, superintendent 
and vice president. This is about the 
end of that road, as I expect to retire 
within a year. 

"Have had the good fortune to be 
happily married and to the same wife. 
We are the proud parents of three chil- 
dren — two sons and a daughter. 

"Warren, Jr., Lehigh '41, is doing 
well as a practice engineer with J. and 
li. He lives in Aliquippa with his 
charming wife and two most interest- 
ing young children. 

"John, Lehigh '42, after four years 
as an officer in the Army, leaving active 
service as a major, and after three 
years as an industrial engineer, is now 
finishing his second year as a minis- 
terial student at Yale Divinity School. 
He is keenly interested in improving 
the service of the church to the com- 
mon people — spiritually, not politic- 
ally. He spent last summer in a coal 
mining town in the mountains of Wy- 
oming where the community had been 
without a Protestant minister for 
twelve years. He had a very satisfying 
experience in helping them organize a 
church. This past year he has been do- 
ing his field work, a day a week, at 
the Labor Temple in New York City, 
making a survey of the wide range of 
educational activities of the numerous 
and various labor unions. The expe- 
rience has been an interesting one. 
Next year his field work will be with 
the Brooklyn Council of Churches to 
help develop closer relations between 
labor and the Council. This summer, 
as his own project, but with the ap- 
proval and introductory assistance of 
some of the church leaders in this 
country, he expects to make a survey 



of some of the applied Christianity pro- 
jects in six European countries. As he 
is a skillful photographer and returned 
from the west with some splendid color 
slides of his experiences, including au- 
to and hiking trips in the mountains, 
I am looking forward to his return 
from Europe in September with more 
pictures of beauty and interest. 

"Both of our boys are tall and well 
set up, but we seemed to have run out 
of height when our daughter, Beth, 
came along later, for she is small, 
though also well set up, and a blond 
bombshell. It would seem as though 
she had enough pep for a half a dozen. 
Or am I just getting older than I real- 
ize? Not having been permitted to go 
to Lehigh, she chose its prototype 
among the women's colleges, Wilson 
College at Chambersburg, Pa. Here she 
learned how to work and acquired a 
sound academic education. Then, want- 
ing to see what the world was like be- 
yond Pennsylvania, she got herself a 
job teaching at the widely known Kent 
School in Denver. She has enjoyed Col- 
oiado so much the past two years that 
she expects to return there next year. 
Indeed, she makes it sound so good 
that I am getting anxious to take a 
look at it myself. 

"My wife and I are now interested 
in studying and discussing various re- 
tirement locations. We have thought 
very favorably of the mountains of 
North Carolina, in the vicinity of Ashe- 
ville and Hendersonville for year-round 
climate and congenial living condi- 
tions. My brother has bought a retire- 
ment farm in a pleasant valley in New 
York State adjoining the Vermont bor- 
der, and is trying to persuade us to 



build a modest summer place there, 
going to Florida perhaps during the 
winter. At the moment we are giving 
that serious study." 

In the fall we promise you a very 
interesting letter from WiUiam J. Mc- 
Corinick, 305 Milton Street, New Cas- 
tle, Pa., and we hope to include with 
his letter one or more interesting pho- 
tographs taken many years ago. 

And now in closing the 1950-51 sea- 
son, we thank all who have been so 
helpful. It has been a pleasure to keep 
you posted on the events of the great- 
est class ever turned out at "Old Le- 
high." 

FRED E. GALBRAITH. SR. 

/Sa E. Pierrepont Ave.. Rutherford, N.J. 

Our fortieth reunion is now a mat- 
ter of history, and the accompanying 
photograph, taken by Sam Wagner at 
Saucon Valley Country Club prior to 
our reunion banquet, depicts the fol- 
lowing: Kneeling, L to R, Carson, J. 
Fisher, Merkel, Borden, Peterman, 
Lew Smith, Thornburgh, Schall. Stand- 
ing, Dillon, Lincoln, SiJOoner, Archie 
Fisher, Galbraith, Becker, LoHTy, 
Stair, Corddry, Hunter, Loii Miller, 
Horner (in front of Glnder) Bob Far- 
mer AVood, OUie Smith, Kiesel, Goep- 
pert and Koch. Ray Crump was around 
but missed out on most of the proceed- 
ings. Dawson, Gladding and IMohr miss- 
ed getting in the picture, and of course 
Sam Wagner was behind the camera. 
Bees Kenipsniith was present awhile 
on Friday, then went to New York to 
see his recently married daughter off 
on a trip to Europe. He got back in 
time to be in at the finish of the 
banquet. 

The official photograph, we hope, 
will show more nearly 100% of those 
present. Incidentally, Al Spooner is ar- 
ranging to secure copies of photos of 
former reunions, and any of you who 
want copies of same should get in 
touch with him. If there are copies of 
our first, third and fifth-year reunions 
extant, Al would like to secure copies 
of them for the records, as well as 
make copies available to those who 
want them. 

It was great to see the old gang 
again, especially those who had never 
been back or who had not been there 
for a long time. Dave Hunter and 
Mike Borden had us all guessing when 
they first came in, as did Ray Crump. 
Lou Miller, as predicted, had a lot of 
interesting tales to tell about his work 
on the "Big Inch." Having worked 
with Dave Hunter on a thesis, as well 
as in Allentown the summer of 1911, 
we had more to talk about than could 



JULY, 1951 



29 



be covered In two short days. Dave had 
an appointment with his firm's Jersey 
City people Monday after tlie reunion, 
so we had a further chance to fan the 
breeze. 

Unfortunately, a number of the fel- 
lows who had planned to be present 
were unable to get there on account of 
their health, etc. Hugh Spilsbiiry at- 
tended our preliminary luncheons in 
New York but at the last minute his 
doctor said "No." Jim Poffenberger, 
Art Frey, Ed Baumgartiier and Bob 
Shaw were all in the same boat. Late 
word from Al Spooner is that Jim is 
still not in very good shape. His new 
address is Apt. C3, 4403 Centre Ave., 
Pittsburgh 13, Pa. Chris Hellen also 
had planned to come and had to dis- 
appoint us. 

Had a letter from Horace Kerr some 
time ago in connection with a recent 
squib about him in this column, and 
he said that he sees Chick Albright 
in church and they both expected to 
come to the reunion, but they didn't 
make it. Jim Throm got his dates mix- 
ed — thought the reunion was on the 
9th and made plans for a big whing- 
ding on the 16th and couldn't change 
it. 

Had a good letter from Earle Ball 



back in May. He is In Biloxi, Miss., and 
wrote that he had had a phone call 
from Charley Rittenhouse, from Mo- 
bile. (My records show Ritt lives in 
Montgomery, Ala.) Earle and Peggy 
drove over and spent the day with 
Ritt. Glad to hear that Earle's health 
is okay once more, but he has to 
reduce! 

One of the most heart-warming feat- 
ures of the whole affair was a most 
thoughtful action on the part of Don 
Lowry's secretary, Miss Erene Larsen, 
who arranged to have book matches 
on the banquet table, inscribed "1911 - 
LEHIGH - 1951." As a token of our 
appreciation we elected her an honor- 
ary member of the class, which she ac- 
cepted. She has started a folder for 
the 45th reunion. Jack Stair covered 
it when he sent his acceptance to Don. 
"Forty years! Great Caesar's ghost!" 

Don got some fine letters from some 
of the fellows in connection with the 
reunion, and as space will permit, some 
of the highlights will be included in 
later notes. In the meantime, let's give 
thought to the venerable class of 1910. 
They had such a hell of a good time 
at their 40th that they decided to 
make it an every year event from 
now on, and they had a big turn-out 
and a wonderful unofficial reunion. 



^«M4 */ f9t3 

EARLE F. WEAVER 

P. P. & L. Co. 

Cedar & Buttonwood Sts., Hazleton, fa. 

Another Lehigh reunion weekend 
has come and gone. Being an off year 
for 1913, it is natural to expect that 
only a few of our gang were on hand 
to help out with the festivities. Only 
Dan LeVan and Bob Watson arrived 
in Bethlehem in time to take in the 
dinner Friday evening. On Saturday, 
however, this group was swelled by 
the addition of Sunnie Edwards, Bob 
Djnan and Charlie Fellencer and, of 
course, yours truly. Weaver, in search 
of news for this column, as usual. 

Around lunch time we got together 
on the campus, where we were joined 
by Ruth LeVan and Miriam Dynan. 
Naturally, the chief topic of conversa- 
tion centered around our rapidly ap- 
proaching 40-year reunion, due in 
19 53. Even though the group was 
small, we had a swell time watching 
the parade and other customary events 
of the afternoon. 

We sort of counted on seeing Leon 
Mart on the campus this June, but 
apparently he was not able to make 
it. However, he has been sending me 
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to time. The following is quoted from 
his letter of May 7: 

"You will be interested in knowing 
that while in Tulsa over the weekend 
I contacted Richard (Dick) M. Bi-yce 
by telephone. He is very happy on a 
twenty-acre farm at Catoosa, a small 
town about 15 miles from Tulsa. He 
is living the life of a gentleman far- 
mer and enjoying it. His address is 
Box 1, Route 1, Catoosa, Okla. 

"Dick has two sons, the elder being 
Richard, age 22. He graduated in busi- 
ness administration from Kansas Uni- 
versity and is now at Fort Benning, 
Ga., in a tank battalion and expecting 
to leave for foreign service at any time. 

"Dick's second son, John, age 21, 
graduates this spring from Oklahoma 
A. & M. in animal husbandry. 

"Time did not permit my running 
out to see Dick, but will surely try to 
do so if ever the opportunity occurs." 

On May 17 Leon wrote me again to 
the effect that he found out that Joe 
Clarke has been in the San Francisco 
City and County Hospital for the past 
one and a half years. During that time, 
Joe has undergone two operations and 
is now confined to a wheel chair. Mart 
did not have time to contact him di- 
rect, but I am sure Joe would be glad 
to see any 1.3'er who happens to be 
in the vicinity of San Francisco. 

Incidentally, we have received word 
that Bert Tice has definitely promised 
that he will make it to our 40th re- 
union and that it will take something 
unusually serious to keep him away 
from that event. 

Some time ago the Alumni Bulletin 
Office advised that James Scott Long's 
latest residence address was Route 2, 
Box 318-G, Jeffersonville, Ind. 

That's all — until next fall. 

eicMA <^ f9f5 

WILLIAM H. KELCHNER 

5US Sylvester St., Philadelphia %!,, Pa. 

My apologies to all of you for miss- 
ing the last two issues. Due to prob- 
lems beyond my control it became im- 
possible to meet the deadline. It is my 
hope, now that we are once more back 
in print, to continue without further 
trouble. 

Your responses to the "Gift to Le- 
high" campaign for the fiscal year have 
been most encouraging. The quota set 
for our class has been pretty well met, 
as you will see when the final results 
are published, and a fairly good per- 
centage of the class have subscribed. 

According to reports there were very 
few back for Alumni Day from our 
class. Bert Blank called me the Mon- 
day following and told me the only '15 



man he had run across was Bo Bodine 
— but then Bo wrote to say he had 
seen Walt Berg — so that seems to be 
the sum total. Missed being there my- 
self due to pressure of work. 'Twas a 
lovely day, however, Bert tells me — 
even the weather was on our side. 

Heard from BUI Pugh, who says 
they have so many plant extensions 
either on the way or under construc- 
tion up there in Canada that the days 
don't seem long enough. 

Received a nice letter from Harry 
Crichton, who is apparently in fine 
health and keeps that way by playing 
golf — although he says his putting is 
atrocious. 

In the same mail came a note from 
"Pete" Madden, who was too busy to 
write but not too busy to send along 
his check for Lehigh. Thank you, my 
dependable friend! 

From Lebanon Phil DeHuff respond- 
ed to my letter written on Philadelphia 
General Hospital paper, and Phil had 
the idea that I was probably ill. It's 
only because I'm completing the new 
Neurological Building there and equip- 
ping it for an approximate additional 
eight hundred patients, Phil. When 
completed the cost will amount to be- 
tween seven and eight million dollars. 

Then there came a letter from Billy 
AVlUs up in Dunkirk, N. Y., where re- 
cently was celebrated the 100th anni- 
versary of the Erie Railroad — that is, 
of the completion of the road across 
New York State to Dunkirk which was 
its western terminal. Bill's older son 
is with Babcock and Wilcox in Beaver 
Falls, N. Y. 

Lin Geyer wrote me late in May say- 
ing it would be Impossible to make 
the reunion this year. 

About the same time I received a 
letter from Tom DeLaney from out 
there in Detroit where he is president 
of the Vulcan Iron and Wire Works. 

Jack Nichols wrote in early May and 
included with his letter a paper he had 
recently completed on "Basic Behavior 
at Freezing and Thawing of Six 
Foods." I read it with a great deal 
of interest and suggest that if any of 
you want to know anything about fro- 
zen foods you get in touch with Jack 
up there at Penn State. 

Just had a letter from Bo, who was 
in a helluva rush, as usual. He had 
been in Bethlehem with Mrs. Bodine 
for the reunion weekend. 

A note from Buster Brown indicates 
that he is well and plenty busy. Inci- 
dentally his mailing address is Box 
163, R.F.D. 1, Bridgeport. Conn. 

Also a short note from Perc Norton, 
who is now in the midst of a busy 
summer season, up there at Lake Com- 
pounce, Bristol, Conn. 



And last, but by no means least, a 
letter from my old friend Jess Am- 
brose in Boston. Haven't heard from 
Jess for a long time, and I'm glad to 
hear that he is well and that the world 
is treating him fine "once in a while." 

Now comes the summer break for 
the correspondents. The material for 
the first fall number is due in early 
September. Won't some of you resolve 
to sit down right now and write me a 
little note so that it will be a bit 
easier for me to start the next sea- 
son. Please do! 

May you all have an enjoyable sum- 
mer and a good vacation. 

EDWARD J. CLEMENT 

780 Hilton Ave., Hempstead, N. Y. 

Practically every 1916er who came 
to Bethlehem on June 15-16 — some 35 
in all — declared that the 3 5th reunion 
was one of the very best ever. Well, 
anyhow, those of you who couldn't 
make it missed gallons of fun and 
friendship. 

The boys who arrived on Friday af- 
ternoon assembled, according to plan, 
in the Tap Room of the Hotel Beth- 
lehem. For several hours 1916 took 
over a corner — the one nearest the 
bar, of course. 

Then around 7 o'clock. Eastern Day- 
light P.M., the gang went over to 
Grace Hall for the Alumni Buffet Sup- 
per. When the eats, speeches and skits 
fizzed out, 1916's cohorts moved on to 
the Bethlehem Club where we had re- 
served a special room. The festive mer- 
riment continued on into the early 
hours of the next day. Chief merry- 
makers were "No Tenor" Bausch and 
"Gravel Throat" Johnston. 

Fortunately the official doings for 
Saturday didn't start until noon, the 
hour for the beginning of the Alumni 
Picnic at Lamberton Hall (the old 
Commons to you ancients). The over- 
age spilled out over the campus 
around Drown Hall. 

Class headquarters were in Packer 
Hall, where we gathered to pick up 
costumes. After our features and fig- 
ures were photographed on the steps 
of the library, the parade started. 

It did your heart good to see how 
noble, vigorous and fiddle-fit the boys 
of '16 were as they stomped along cam- 
pus lanes in butchers' aprons and un- 
der umbrellas. 

Thereafter there was open house at 
the Lehigh Valley Club in Allentown 
until time for the class dinner at 
the same place. Grand steak we had. 
George Smith was toastmaster and the 
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JULY. 1951 



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Grand steak it should have been, with 35 butchers in charge. 



brown of artistry. Our guest of honor 
and principal speaker -n-as Freddy Lar- 
kin — fondlj' remembered bead of tbe 
M. E. department, now retired. Profes- 
sor Larkin graciously made us feel as 
if we were just about tbe best bunch 
of blokes that ever went to Lehigh — 
which of course no one can deny. 

So gloriously ended the 3 5th Re- 
union of the Class of 1916 of Lehigh 
University for the following members 
of the class who were present: Baker, 
Bausch, Bergsti'esser, Buckner, Cahall, 
Clare, Clark, Clement, Ganey, Garges, 
Hartniann, Horine, Johnston, Keiser, 
Konselman, Martin, Mayers, McMillan, 
Moyer, Mudge, Murphy, Paules, Pow- 
ers, Reitzel, Ryder, Schmoll, Shields, 
Smith, Snyder, Spooner, Stem, Stoudt, 
Taylor, Toulmin and Volkliardt. 



35 AT OXjTR 35TH!- 
40TH: 



to AT OUR 



WAYNE H. CARTER 

Koppers Co. Inc., Kearny, N. J. 

We have just returned from Alum- 
ni Day activities where we saw a lot 
of familiar faces and a few pests, the 
latter variety being the type that in- 
secticides don't touch. A few of those 
guys remind you of old Mike Jacobs' 
expression, "I shoulda stood in bed." 
The first guy I saw was Bunnie. That's 
all, brother. After that, things began 
to perk up. I saw Pike, Grossart, 
Mudge, Grossart, Bill and Mrs. Youry. 
Eddie Clare said Guy Ailing was in 
pretty good shape but couldn't get to 
the reunion. 

Youry called me the other day to 



tell me that Tom Ralph had passed 
away last April after an illness of over 
a year. Tom had been manager of the 
Danlelson, Conn., plant of Connecticut 
Power & Light Company. He was a 
good guy. Along with the others who 
attended the business session of the 
Alumni Association I paid my respects 
to his memory (and Allie Connell's) 
yesterday. 

After the class parade Mrs. C. and 
I visited quite a while with Chet Lang- 
don, '0 6, prominent around Hunting- 
don, Pa., as a coal man, banker and 
clubman, and well known to many 
readers of this column. Chet looks fine 
(too hea^T though. Bud) and possesses 
that genial manner and cheerful dis- 
position for which he is famous. He's 
a great guy. 

Bennle Achom sent a card last week 
telling me that he wouldn't be up for 
Alumni Day as he was leaving for San 
Juan and the Virgin Islands. 

Elsewhere in this issue you will read 
of the sudden passing of one of Le- 
high's finest gentlemen, Philip Palmer, 
on June 4. To me, he was a standout: 
a scholar — perfectionist, yes — but in- 
tensely human and understanding. Poi) 
Lytle says that Dean Palmer always 
said that profanity was due merely to 
a lack of adjectives. 

Eleven years ago my boy and I sat 
with Palmer on his porch on the cam- 
pus and listened while Palmer talked 
to the boy, just out of Mercersburg, 
about what plans could be made con- 
cerning his studies at Lehigh. He was 
advised to start in B.A. and decide 
later whether or not to specialize in 
geology. Palmer said to me, "Carter, 
most alumni tell me how their sons are 



going to set the place on fire and are 
going to do excellent work. What do 
you think about your son?" I told him 
I thought he was average, thank God, 
and that he would do better than I 
did — but not much. 

In May 19 43, after my boy got his 
degree, we were standing outside Pack- 
er Memorial Church and Dean Palmer 
came over to us, shook hands and said, 
"Carter, you're one of the few alumni 
I have ever known who told the truth 
about his son here. I remember what 
you said. He did just what you pre- 
dicted." And, incidentally, not much 
more. 

So there goes another link between 
us and the Lehigh of our day. They 
were giants — and are yet. God rest 
their souls. The span of this old jour- 
ney is too short. 

Mrs. C. and I drove our daughter- 
in-law to New York on Thursday morn- 
ing, June 7, to put her on the plane 
to Minneapolis. We parked alongside 
the Air Terminal on 42nd Street tem- 
porarily and while I was unloading the 
luggage who came walking down the 
Avenue but Maude Mueller, B.A , B.D., 
M.A., LL.D. We talked for a few mo- 
ments (mainly about Palmer, for whom 
Lehigh was holding memorial services 
that day) and while I parked the car 
Maude "smashed the baggage" to the 
Terminal. It isn't every day that the 
president of Julius Kayser Co. carries 
your luggage. Maude told Mrs. C. that 
"he had come to work the wrong way 
that morning." It didn't do any harm 
to him. He's getting too fat anyway. 
Thanks, Maude. I know just what you 
meant on Alumni Day when you said 
you don't get up the hill as you did 
when you were teaching. 



WALTER R. PENMAN 
GUEST CORRESPONDENT 

200 E. High St., Lebanon, Pa. 



When I received my assignment last 
September to cover the class for the 
July Issue of the Alumni Bulletin I 
made up my mind that I would confine 
the notes to the mechanical engineers. 
I had an idea that the mechanical engi- 
neers were being somewhat neglected 
in class notes. The fact that some of 
the M.E.'s have made the Bulletin since 
that time and that I did not get 
answers to all my letters has not de- 
terred me. Probably about 3 5 years' 
residence in the Pennsylvania Dutch 
area has augmented my natural stub- 
bornness. 

First, let me say that according to 
the official record the class of '18 
wound up with 18 mechanical engi- 



JULY, 1951 



33 



neers. The names of the immortal 18 
are: Jack Beard, Fred Beckmaiiii, A. 
K. Browii, Jay Clynier, Red Covell, 
Aiigy deSa, Dimmy Dmytrow, Red Ely, 
Bill Gaston, Johnnie Hogg, Hooi) Hoop- 
er, Lloyd Jenlclns, Eddie Klotz, Walter 
Penman, Hugh Phillips, R. R. Reed, 
Ray Stettler and Eggie Wait. As far 
as 1 know, only one has passed on to 
keep his appointment witli the Cliief 
Engineer. That one was Ralph R. Reed, 
who died October 8, 19 47. 

Have you ever wondered wliat be- 
came of tlie group of classmates with 
whom you were most closely associated 
through the four years of college? 
Well, I have, and when I was given 
this assignment 1 thought 1 would try 
to find out. 

I have accounted for one. Six others 
are tied up with five of our largest 
industrial corporations — Beckmann 
with Bethlehem Steel Co., Ely with 
Standard Oil, Hogg with DuPont, Phil- 
lips with U. S. Steel, Wait with Ford, 
and the writer with Bethlehem Steel. 
Six others chose to be bigger frogs in 
smaller ponds — Clymer with Arm- 
strong Cork, Brown with Riggs, Dist- 
ler & Co., Dmytrow with New York 
Steam Corp., Jenkins with Chesapeake 
& Potomac Telephone Co., Klotz with 
Babcock & Wilcox, and Stettler with 
Haloid Company. 

According to the records, two wound 
up on the Federal payroll — "Red" Co- 
vell is a captain in the Transporta- 
tion Corps of the U. S. Army, and 
Bill Gaston is with the War Assets 
Administration. 

1 am now down to three. On deSa 
and Hooper I could get no dope. Be- 
cause Jack Beard always had the honor 
of heading our roll call in college, I 
am delegating him to the last place 
In this roll call. To those who have 
followed the Bulletin it will be known 
that Jack is holding down a position 
with Time Inc's. publication, "The 
Magazine of Building." 

Beckmann reports he is on an ex- 
tended vacation and taking things easy. 
"Red" Ely took a trip to Mexico via 
California and ran into three 'ISers, 
but 1 won't mention their names be- 
cause they are not M.E.'s. Eggie Wait 
has three sons, one being Lehigh 19 49. 
Ray Stettler sent me all the dope on 
Xerography — if you want to know 
what it is, ask him. 

Flash — 1 just returned from the 
wedding of John Webb Hogg, Jr., Le- 
high 19 50. 

In closing 1 wish to say that I got 
more out of this assignment than you 
will get out of reading these notes. 
What I refer to are the many friendly 
letters in answer to mine. Try it some 
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Pajama parade a good shotv. Bob Billinger the bearded youth. 



ROBERT C. HICKS. JR. 

2/5 Powell Lane. Upper Darby. Pa. 

So 19 21's thirtieth has come and 
gone. With perfect weatlier for the 
whole weeitend, a total of 52 in at- 
tendance, and probably the wildest col- 
lection of pajamas ever assembled — 
well, there you have the highlights. 

The following participated in some 
or all of the various doings: Alden, 
Barthold, Bartlett, Baver, Bevan, Bil- 
linger, Bowdeii, Clillds, the Christiiians, 
Coniey, Davenport, Dyer, Eisenberg, 
Ettelman, Farrington, Fleischer, Fraln, 
Garrett, Graff, "Mae" Hall, Helligman, 
Hicks, Hinclmian, Hood, Jiin Huebner, 
Kleckner, Lewers, Locke, Loeser, Mad- 
dox, McNamara, Merkel, Al Miller, Eb 
Morgan, Newell, Pfeiffer, Pursel, Rai- 
guel, Rheinfrank, Rice, Riebe, Rights, 
Roche, Savaria, Schofer, Shipherd, 
Stelle, Thompson, Willard, AVilson, 
AVolle, Yeide. 

Some features of interest in this 
reunion were: the number coming 
from considerable distances, notably 
Davenport from Omaha, Pfeiffer from 
Dallas, and Frain from Argentina; the 
fact that for five of the boys it was 
their first reunion (hope they had 
such a whale of a time they never miss 
another) ; that more than 25 who wish- 
ed to be with us were kept away by 
sickness, prior commitments, or some 
other factor beyond their control. 

Nearly 25 showed up at Grace Hall 
for the Friday evening dinner, a con- 
siderable number carried over at the 
Bethlehem Club later that evening, 
fifty lined up for the parade and, in 
spite of the hindrance offered by my 



map, 47 found their way to Flick- 
inger's. 

After partaking of "clam-bake with 
the fixings," the irreducible minimum 
of business was transacted. MikeSohra- 
der was elected class agent, replacing 
Jim Farrington who resigned after a 
five-year stint, while Hicks was re- 
elected as correspondent. (I told 'em 
I'd had a good time at the job and I 
wasn't going to resign, they'd have to 
throw me out.) (Oh, my gosh, you 
fool! — from the secretary to the cor- 
respondent.) Dave Pfeiffer, who rolled 
up the greatest number of land miles in 
returning for the reunion, was award- 
ed a cup — or was it a mug? Your cor- 
respondent received a fine Parker pen 
— a hint, as I understand it, that he 
write a few letters. 

Ha, nearly forgot! Our pajama out- 
burst gave us runner-up position for 
the Dave Petty reunion flag and got 
us the only parade picture in the Al- 
lentown Call. 



G. M. BRUMBAUGH 

90 Broad St., Neiv York, N. Y. 



Some time ago, approaching Stam- 
ford, Conn., I happened to notice that 
the person beside whom I was sitting 
was Jim Carey. We each had had our 
faces in our respective papers for the 
entire time and did not realize the 
fact until Jim was leaving the car. In 
a few brief moments I learned that he 
is living in Stamford aud is with the 
E. B. Badger Co., and in all of these 
years has not been very far from me. 
Whatever the formula is, he apparent- 



ly has it. I would not have been sur- 
prised if he had told me he was grad- 
uating this year. 

Forbes Sllsby is now vice president 
and director of research for Allied 
Chemical & Dye Corporation. His in- 
terests now take him somewhat away 
from the field of patents in which he 
has been for so many years, and from 
independent sources I hear that he 
has been responsible for guiding and 
nurturing the enormous advance made 
by that company in its technology in 
the past fifteen or so years. 

I have seen and talked with Rup 
Hughes periodically and am able to re- 
port that he continues to exude his en- 
thusiasm and personality with undi- 
minished force. I had gotten a good 
bit of information from him as to quite 
a number of classmates, but do not 
feel that it would be fair for me to 
pass it along and thus take it away 
from him. 

To the extent that I am poaching on 
his preserves I think I should say that 
Brookie Brewer is now living in Bryn 
Mawr, Pa., and I will leave the rest 
for Rup to report in his column. 

Heinle Carroll is a consulting engi- 
neer here in lower New York, and I 
see him periodically. He is a physicist 
of substantial parts and it makes me 
uneasy, when I am in his presence, to 
think that he and I were once study- 
ing physics together. He did some im- 
portant work in connection with the 
atomic bomb development during the 
war and, I think, has made some im- 
portant contributions toward the peace- 
time use of atomic energy and in col- 
laboration with the Brookhaven Labo- 
ratories. 

Charlie Deats is still with the Amer- 
ican Telephone and Telegraph Co. here 
in New York City at 3 2 Sixth Avenue. 
I have been in touch with him occa- 
sionally, and he still reports in as 
playing tennis (and at his age!). 

Claude Knoderer is also with the 
American Telephone and Telegraph 
Co. at the same place with Charlie 
Deats and has consented to help keep 
in touch with some of our classmates 
here in the City. Both he and Charlie 
live over in New Jersey (a garden spot, 
according to some). 

Wop and Nancy Saltzman have just 
celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding 
anniversary, and I was fortunate to be 
able to attend their fine party in cele- 
bration of the occasion. Both of them 
looked like young newlyweds and most 
of the spectators thought the whole 
thing was a gag, but having been best 
man for Wop I was able to certify as 
to the correctness of the assertion. Rup 
Hughes was also there, as were Mr. 
and Mrs. Bill Davis, '23. 



JULY. 1951 



35 



TRUMAN W. ESHBACH 

ZOOl Hickory Rd., Homewood, III. 

Since this is tiie last issue until 
next October, I am thanking one and 
all for the communications during this 
past season, and I again want to re- 
mind you that any word I receive dur- 
ing the summer months will be more 
than welcome, since the first issue next 
October is always tough to make due 
to the fact that everyone probably for- 
gets about an Issue then, because of 
summer activities. 

I have a letter from George Desh, 
which I am quoting in its entirety. 

"Just a brief report on the alumni 
activities over this weekend. I was on 
the campus today to witness the an- 
nual alumni parade and renew old ac- 
quaintances, and also tried to dig up 
a few more dollars for the 19 23 Alum- 
ni Fund. Only four members of our 
class were present besides myself — 
Thompson, Roller, Van Keut'en and 
Dynan. 

"Tommy Thompson is one of the 
real faithful members of the class. He 
is quite regular in attendance at foot- 
ball games and alumni affairs. His son, 
who was manager of the undefeated 
football team, graduates on Monday, so 
he is staying over for graduation. The 



fellows all look swell and still have 
that 'Joe College' appearance. 

"Van Keuren is leaving for Japan, 
where he will be in charge of a Post, 
and expects to arrive there by July 2. 
He would like to know Kegad's ad- 
dress. He says he is somewhere in 
Japan and Van expects to be there for 
three years. If you have the address 
Van would appreciate it. (I sent a let- 
ter to Van, gave him the address and 
asked him to write me a news item for 
the October issue.) 

"The weather was perfect, the at- 
tendance good and I suppose all had 
a line time. This is all. Best regards, 
George." 

After you have read the above it 
will become quite apparent to you, as 
it has to me, that our class has been 
coming up the rear as far as the Alum- 
ni Fund is concerned, and I am of 
the same opinion as George that if we 
cannot lead in volume, we certainly 
should bring up our percentage of 
donations by sending along a check, 
even if it is only in a minimum amount. 

During the first week of June I had 
the pleasure of attending our Corpora- 
tion General Sales Meeting, and spent 
some time at these meetings with 
"Dusty" Rhoades, and "Spike" Lloyd. 
I also ran into Bill Major, '24, who is 
also with the corporation. After the 



meeting, I spent one morning with Art 
Cusick, who is assistant general man- 
ager of Universal Cyclops Steel at 
Bridgeville. Art certainly looks fine 
and apparently feels just as good as 
he looks. As he puts it, "working like 
a dog and loving it." On my way into 
the plant to see Art, I ran into Bill 
Long, who is vice president in charge 
of sales with the same company. 

I guess this winds up all the news 
for this issue, and I am hopefully ex- 
pecting to hear from many of you for 
the fall opening. 



GORDON T. JONES 

Ifhl Belmont Avenue, Haledon, N. J. 

A letter from Jack Shigo informs us 
that he has become associated with 
U. S. Radium Corp. of Bloomsburg, 
Pa., as assistant plant manager. He is 
dealing with ionotrons and polonium 
or some such stuff about which clergy- 
men don't know. Young Jack, so we 
learn, is giving a good account of him- 
self on the lacrosse team at Trinity. 
He is following in the old man's foot 
steps, sure enough. 

A nice deep bow to Jack's wife, 
Camille, for making Jack sit down 
and write me. 



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Also be it noted that Ted Scheetz 
broke his prolonged silence and wrote 
a grand letter about his recent visit 
to the campus. He had the joy of being 
present -when young Ted was initiated 
into Sigma Nu. There is an interesting 
oddity of dates in connection with the 
classes of members of the Scheetz fam- 
ily. For instance "Grandpa" George S. 
Baton is of the class of 1S94; "old 
man" Ted is of 1924; "young" Ted is 
of the class of 1954. Ted also informs 
us that he sees with some frequency 
Frank Bumbaugh and Pete Fleck. 

Thanks to R. C. Hicks, '21, we 
learned that Sid MacKenzie has been 
appointed sales manager of Babcock & 
Wilcox and has moved from Philadel- 
phia to their New York headquarters. 
Congratulations on a nice promotion 
go to Sid, and our thanks to Hicks for 
the information. 

Word comes that Dan Hoagland, 
your class correspondent for many 
years, is now at home at 3308 - 8 4th 
St., Jackson Heights. N. Y. 

Paul E. Schwartz now resides at 
224 Seventh St., Phillipsburg, Pa., ac- 
cording to notice from the alumni of- 
fice. 

I ran into Joe Boyle the other day. 
Joe has been building homes in the 
Totowa section of Paterson at a great 
rate, and they are good looking places 
too. I'm trying to persuade him to 
build me one to which to retire, but 
he doesn't persuade easily. 

You have received Ralph Ritter's 
letter about the rating of the class in 
gifts for the Alumni Fund, haven't 
you? Well, the real question is this: 
have you sent Ralph a check for that 
good cause? Here's hoping you will 



send a gift before you go on vacation. 

James A. Boyd's address is 2 69 W. 
nth St., New York City. 

Lloyd F. Underwood now is to be 

addressed at 2 5 Locust Ave., Port 
Washington, N. Y. 

Have you heard that the University 
proposes renovating Taylor Dorm to 
the tune of $150,000? The deal in- 
cludes a lot of fixing that has been 
needed for a long time. 

Word has it that associate professor 
of chemistry Dr. Robert "Bob" Bil- 
linger was among the seven members 
of the faculty of the University who 
were honored for 2 5 years' service 
to the University at the Annual Facul- 
ty Dinner. Gosh. Bob, you aren't as 
young as you look, are you? 

I'm not going to any more Lehigh 
club meetings because I always get 
jobs thrust upon me whenever I go. 
That's what happened when I attend- 
ed the meeting at the Glen Rock A. C. 
The good part of that meeting was 
hearing the splendid address bj' Dr. 
Dunlap. Director of Admissions Camp- 
bell paved the way for Dunlap by his 
cleverly prepared address. 

Of late I have had the good fortune 
to see Stogie Stahl, Charley Voss, Clif 
Bradley, Julien Fouchaux, Jack Trav- 
is, Bill JIaynard, George Bowden, 
AVells Bliss, Ross Grier, George Grambs 
and Ben Minifie. Yep, I can report 
that all of them seem to be in tip top 
health and doing all right, thank you. 

Well, guys, this is it! With a hearty 
"thank you" to those of you who 
have helped keep this column going 
by supplying bits of information, we 
bring to a close another year of re- 



We saw it, and appreciate the bang-up job of Chairman Maxwell. 




porting for the Bulletin. But there's 
another year coming. Aye! there's the 
rub. So keep the news items coming 
along. Have a grand summer. 

^&t^ <^ f925 

EDWARD A. CURTIS 

Box 25 
Washington Crossing, Bucks County, Pa. 

The 1925 Back-Every-Year Club 
was represented at the annual re- 
union this year by Larry Kingharu, 
Whltey Wardell, Ken Batz, Ed Garra, 
Joe Ricapito and your correspondent. 
The class, in an effort to encourage 
all graduates to return for a visit to 
Lehigh's lovely campus every year at 
reunion time, marched in the parade 
and had its picture taken. Maybe next 
year more will come back and we can 
have a real party! 

The squad out for spring football 
looked good and Lehigh should give 
Its opponents some interesting Satur- 
day afternoons next fall. If you have- 
n't seen the Big Brown lately, plan a 
trip to Bethlehem this fall and you'll 
be well repaid! 

Information received from the alum- 
ni ofiice reports Heber A. Ingols as 
having died May 5, 19 51. 

The October issue of the Bulletin 
has a deadline the middle of Septem- 
ber and, just a reminder, your class- 
mates would be very interested in anj' 
news about your summer activities. 

(^tcuu 0^ f926 

JAMES H. LeVAN 

20 Elm St., Great Neck, L. I., N. Y. 

J. W. MAXWELL 

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Undoubtedly you have seen many 
times in advertisements the phrase, 
"It must be seen to be appreciated." 
The same general idea could certainly 
be applied to our 25th to the effect 
that you had to be back to appreciate 
it. It is just about impossible for mere 
words to portray the spirit engendered 
by our class over that weekend. 

From the time the early birds liter- 
ally took over the grill room at the 
Saucon Valley Country Club right af- 
ter noon on Friday until the hangers- 
on were shooed out of the same place 
late Saturday night (or was it early 
Sunday morning), things weren't ex- 
actly riotous but the tenor was at a 
high pitch, flavored with a generous 
revival of old times and characters. 
And don't you stay-awayers get any 
notion that it was a brawl. Really, 
there wasn't a drunk in the crowd. 

Except for the record, it might ap- 
pear sort of futile to attempt to de- 



JULY, 1951 



37 



scribe the week-end here, because 
nothing can be told those who were 
liere, and those of you who couldn't 
make it won't believe us anyway. 

Apparently our class improves with 
age, reunionwise, because we upped 
the number returning to 90 this time; 
it was around 8 3 five years ago. So our 
ding-donging efforts paid off after all. 

Our class also improved during the 
past five years by winning two out of a 
possible three cups; last time we 
should have won the second but we 
wuz robbed. We were awarded the 
Alumni Fund cup for the class having 
the highest percentage of participation 
in the Fund and/or Student Grants, 
with an official percentage of 8 6 (as 
of June 8). Actually it was 102% by 
Alumni Day, every man on the rolls 
being in the picture, with a couple of 
new men thrown in for good measure 
— hence the extra two per cent. We al- 
so won the P-rade cup hands down for 
the best looking class, despite a sprink- 
ling of pouchy and gray-headed guys. 
The bald pates were covered by smart 
looking caps, which proved to be the 
best part of the outfits we wore. 

A lot of folks told us that we really 
did the thing up "brown" in the P- 
rade, but we surely had to sweat it out 
to do this. Somebody sold us gray 
plastic pants (water and air proof) 
which actually caused some of the 
warmer blooded individuals to steam 
by P-rade's end. A couple of self-ap- 
pointed marshals from the class had 
to go up and down the line as the P- 
raie finally got rolling to try to per- 
suade a lot of us to re-don these "re- 
ducers." 

Of course we were headed by one 
of Philadelphia's leading string bands, 
but we're cocky enough to believe we 
would have won the banner without 
that outfit giving us the necessary lift. 
We can honestly report, however, that 
said band added a lot to the whole oc- 
casion, with many folks commending 
our class for the effort. 

Taking the events of the week-end 
in sequence, as mentioned above, quite 
a crowd straggled into the taproom of 
the Country Club during the after- 
noon, where the club "treated" us to 
crab patties and other snacks in the 
course of things. Nine men played golf, 
including JIcGoldrick, Saiuly Mori'i.soii 
and Steve Paliska in one threesome; 
Don Hornbaker, Joe Hunter and Chuck 
Ambler with Puss Sadler, director of 
athletics, as one foursome; Harry Lis- 
ter, Hughie Robinson and McFarlan 
with Babe Fly (local Balfour repre- 
sentative) as another. Scores weren't 
made public but, judging from ensuing 
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battle, or vice versa. Not satisfied with 
their afternoon's play, McGoldrick and 
Sandy dragged the hotel manager out 
of bed early Saturday morning for an- 
other round. You see, the greens fee 
for visitors on Saturday is ten bucks, 
but when players are guests of a mem- 
ber this levy is cut to five, hence the 
hotel manager. 

The class really made its presence 
felt at the Friday evening alumni din- 
ner, buffet this time, which worked out 
okay for our money. First we had such 
a big crowd there, about sixty, that 
the rest of the grads thought they were 
intruding on a '2 6 party. 

You probably don't need to be told 
that our reunion theme was the silver 
goblet with its song. You may recall 
that we resurrected this tune when we 
were in college, then the oncoming 
youngsters took it over, changing the 
line "with '26 upon it" to "with Le- 
high upon it." But it's still our song. 
So Ifrank Kear and his committee rec- 
ognized this first by furnishing each 
man with an attractive silver beer 
mug, appropriately engraved for the 
occasion, including an embossed Le- 
high seal. 

There aren't many Lehigh classes 
(probably no others) which are pre- 
dominated by "drys" but WE are. As 
a result our beer stunt at this affair 
had to be confined to the birch variety. 
When the dark stuff was being dis- 
pensed in our new souvenir mugs, it 
was figured that the committee was 
real smart and corraled some bock 
beer from Easter, and kept it especially 
for this big occasion, so what a let- 



down when it was discovered that It 
was merely birch beer. 

The mugs were really something, 
and it is a safe bet that many a '26 
mantelpiece or home bar will be en- 
hanced by this for many years to come. 
There were a couple left so any of you 
guys who didn't get one, or want an 
extra one to pair off with number one, 
write in to Johnny; he might still have 
one left, but with one exception it will 
cost you five bucks. The one exception 
i-1 AValt McCiiIloiigh who paid his re- 
union assessment dutifully and then at 
the last minute had to head for Cali- 
fornia. He should have received it be- 
fore this. 

If you didn't get a good look at that 
oversize $2 600 hand-made check, you 
can see it any time in Johnny's office in 
the Alumni Memorial Hall, where he 
is having it framed. Our other check 
for accumulated "interest" turned out 
to be $623, which means that we went 
over the top by that much in our ef- 
forts to raise the $2 6 0. Good going, 
we'd say, and let's keep 'er rolling from 
now on. Is there any good reason why 
our class shouldn't support the Uni- 
versity to the extent of at least $2 500 
per year from here on out? You'll 
hear more about this from Johnny 
before long. 

After the dinner a crowd of us con- 
verged on the Bethlehem Club and held 
forth for some time. To prove that 
they are still as young as they appear, 
Dav Bell and Hughie Robinson WALK- 
ED back across the New Street Bridge 
and all the way up to their room in the 
new Dravo House. Yes, they were en- 



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tirely sober, so they paid the 1^ toll 
as we all did when in college except in 
the pajama P-rades. 

With the exception of a couple of 
late arrivals and one or two stiff- 
necked birds, we were outfitted in the 
Packard Lab in the course of the morn- 
ing, where we had taken over about 
half of the E.E. Department for various 
activities of our headquarters. In the 
Department's reading room there was 
a complete class list with latest ad- 
dresses; another board filled with 
greetings from absentees, including 
one from Mrs. Sgt. Lavin who wrote 
in behalf of our esteemed honorary 
member, stricken with a severe heart 
attack shortly before reunion time. 
We received no response from "Major" 
(now B. G. ) Lang, who has been re- 
tired and is supposedly living in Mis- 
sissippi. Finally there was a list of our 



departed members, which was also 
read at our class banquet that eve- 
ning. 

As usual, it took the P-rade an in- 
terminable time to get rolling and 
there we were sweating it out, and we 
mean SWEATING with those non-ven- 
tilated pants. Romeo Lucente, one of 
the official P-rade marshals, did his 
best to keep us in line and up to snuff, 
so some of the credit for winning the 
prize should go his way. Now that the 
award is probably forgotten by our 
competitors it can be divulged that the 
Bethlehem citizenry representative of 
the three-man judging committee is a 
good personal friend of Johnny's and 
he thought enough of us to give us 
those souvenir lighters, so how could 
we have lost the award. 

We almost forgot to mention the 
usual class picture on the library steps. 




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We could just about be crammed into 
that space, and in order to get all faces 
into the picture we used only two of 
about a dozen signs we had in the P- 
rade. You'll notice a generous sprink- 
ling of class sons in the picture; they 
also embellished our group in the P- 
rade. We missed Don Brown, our Class 
Baby, son of Gus, both of whom were 
unable to come at the last moment, 
although they had fully expected to 
be on hand. 

We had hardly gotten settled out at 
the country club after the end of activi- 
ties on the campus when the commit- 
tee was rounding us up for the dinner 
at the unprecedented hour of six 
o'clock. They had announced that 
starting time and they succeeded in 
herding most of us into the hall by 
that time. 

In addition to Ken Smiley, present 
vice president of the University, we 
had eleven of our friends from the fac- 
ulty, who despite their trials and trib- 
ulations with us a quarter of a century 
ago are still up and about, although 
several of them are on the retired list. 
This group included Freddy Ashbaugh, 
(Bursar) , Harold V. Anderson (Chem.) , 
Geo Beck, 03 (Chem), Jake Beaver, 
'04, and Archie Miller (EE), Allison 
Butts and Bradley Stoughton (Met), 
Andy Becker, '03 (Civil), Tommy But- 
terfield (ME), Roy Cowin (Acctg.), 
Lawrence Gipson (Hist.). We had also 
invited Harry Pay row (CE) and Alex 
Kozar of the Lehigh lunch car, but 
both found the activities of the day 
too strenuous to permit their joining 
us in the evening. Space permitting, 
Harry's note of regret appears at the 
end of this stuff. 

Anyone who may have had his 
doubts about the sobriety of the occa- 
sion should have listened in on Ken 
Smiley's thought-provoking address in 
which he really gave us something to 
take home. Once Ken really convinced 
the gang that he had a message for us, 
he was accorded undivided attention 
and even the boys nearest the table to 
the exit leading to the bar quieted 
down. He not only gave us some con- 
crete suggestions for the betterment of 
Lehigh but also mixed in some educa- 
tional philosophy which made its im- 
print on the minds of many of those 
present. 

As we kept emphasizing in the pre- 
union communications, distance was no 
barrier for many of those who re- 
turned. Ken Sheppard headed the list 
and captured the prize for the one 
coming the greatest distance, all the 
way from Anchorage, Alaska. Other 
prizes awarded by Frank Kear in be- 
half of a special committee for that 
purpose went to Fritz Mercur for com- 



JULY. 1951 



39 



icg the shortest distance (he lives 
nearest the campus of any of those in 
Bethlehem); Hughie Robinson as the 
least changed in appearance; Pat Perry 
for the one changed the most! Jack 
Shartle as the parent of the most chil- 
dren and Sam Scrivener as the daddy 
of twins; Charlie Zug, the one having 
done the most for Lehigh because of 
his continued efforts in behalf of the 
senior class insurance plan, and to 
Johiiny Max-n-ell for having done the 
most for this party. 

George Stutz, '22, the new president 
of the Alumni Association and Len 
Schick, Alumni Secretary, looked in on 
us in the course of the evening and re- 
affirmed our own egotistical ideas 
about the qualities of '26. 

We also had several other (paying) 
guests from '25 and '27 including Ed 
Curtis, who had just bowed out after 
two years as A. A. prexy. 

As usual we gave ourselves a new 
deal in top brass. Bill Laramy was 
elected our prexy for the next five 
years with Frank Kear as his under- 
study as vice president; Jimmy LeVan, 
secretary-treasurer — all chosen unani- 
mously, of course. 

Bill reminded us of our responsibil- 
ity in carrying on the Back-Every-Year 
program in the '9 6 room of the Hotel. 
He and Joe Jack.son have been instru- 
mental in promoting this effort to 
gradually take over the half-century- 
plus efforts of '9 6, of which class one 
dad is a member. Last year we had 
a goodly representation at this gather- 
ing, so keep it in mind when next June 
rolls around. 

After the traditional singing of the 
Alma Mater, we said so long for an- 
other five years when we simply must 
break the one hundred mark, provided 
we aren't subjected to any unusual 
losses. 

Here's a complete list of those on 
hand: 

Chuck Ambler, George Baclunann, 
Jack Barnes, Dav Bell, Ralph Best, 
Bruce Bishop, John Bissinger, Nels 
Bond, Gilbert Boush, Dave Buell, Russ 
Burgess, Mike Carmichael, Ed Cliew 
and son, Bud Corson and son. Bill Cott- 
man, Clyde Davis, Bill DeWitt, Bob 
Dunn and son, Sterl Eagleton, John 
Earle, Lew Elliott, Ed Faga, Fouch 
and sons, Leo Fraivillig, Bud Glenn, 
JIac Gordon, Slim Griesemer, Elbert 
Grlfl'enberg, >Ilke Harris, Don Heath 
and son, Chuck Hess, Howard Hess, 
George Hood, Don Hornbaker, Joe 
Hunter, Louie Huyette, Joe Jackson, 
Al Jennings and son, Frank Kear, Bill 
Laramy, Stogie Lesh, Jimmy LeVan 
and sons. Bob Linck, Harry Lister, 
Shorty Long and sons, Romeo Lucente, 
Alden McFarlan and sons. 



Hugh McGoldriek, Bill McMorris and 
son, Sam Mastriani, Johnny Maxwell, 
Fritz Jlercur, Mickey Miller, Sandy 
Morrison and sons. Chuck Nicholas, 
Jack Olwine, Howard Osborn and son, 
Ed Pakenham, Steve Paliska, Pat 
Perry, Red Rich, Hugh Robinson, Geo. 
Sail, Hungry Schmidt, Paul Schnioyer, 
Bob Schoenfeldt, Frank Schuhle, Vic 
Schwlmnier, Wilson Scott, Sam Scrive- 
ner, Phil Shaheen, Jack Shartle, John 
Shellenberger, Ken Sheppard, Ray 
Shoup, Doug Smith, Fred Smith, Gil- 
bert Smith, Cord Snyder, Andy Stofan, 
Jlillard Stofflet, Bob Trainer, Jack 
Travis, Bud Waesche, Slim Weston, 
Steve AVliite, Bob Winchester, Jerry 
Wintermute, Jim Yeager and Charlie 
Zug and son. 

And here's Harry Payrow's letter: 

"1431 Lenox Ave., 
Bethlehem, Pa. 
June IS, 1951 
"Dear Johnny: 

"Last Saturday I left my house fully 
intending to accept your kind invita- 
tion to attend your class reunion. Un- 
fortunately, I stayed on the campus 
nearly all day, meeting various former 
students, and I enjoyed it. But when I 
got home I found that I was complete- 
ly 'all in.' I had sort of knocked my- 
self out. I guess old age has cauglit up 
with me, as I have a bad heart, and I 
really did not dare to exert myself 
any more that day. 

"So I hope you will forgive me. Shall 
get over to see you soon." 

H. A. SEWARD 

/.O.t/ Uay Terrace, Easton, Pa. 

The only members of the class seen 
around South Mountain over Alumni 
Day weekend were Ziggj- Letowt and 
Ed Small. But then, it appeared to 
this writer that the week-end festivi- 
ties were not well attended at all. It 
seemed to me to be the dullest and 
most poorly attended alumni reunion 
of all those which I have attended — 
and that means every one from 1924 
until now. It would appear that the 
Alumni Association in its all-out ef- 
fort to make things informal made 
them entirely too informal, so much 
so that attendance was off and en- 
thusiasm lacking. 

FLASH — that old flash himself. 
Bill Green, has become daddy for the 
third time — making it two boys and a 
girl. From a very tricky announce- 
ment — a "delivery tag" — we learn 
that "one boy, weight 7 pounds, was 
delivered to Thelma and Bill Green of 
Green Acres, Catonsville, Md., on May 
2S, 1951, in satisfactory condition." 



We are in receipt of a letter from 
J. Leland Myer, head of the metallurgy 
department at Temple. The letter con- 
tains a lot of news for the class, so 
here it is: 

"Dear Seward: 

"As the shades of the academic year 
draw to a close and we offer to indus- 
try another group of metallurgy stu- 
dents from Temple, it occurs to me 
that this might be a good time to sum- 
marize the situation in the form of 
some news for the column. 

"I am happy to be able to bring back 
to the fold two of our class whom I 
discovered very recently, namely Sam 
Cornetti, now head of Atmospheric 
Electricity Group, U. S. Airforce Cam- 
bridge Lab., residing at 14 Canterbury 
Road, Waltham, Mass., and Prof. Rob- 
ert Serber of the physics department 
of UCLA, Berkeley, Calif. These two 
restored souls, together with Dave Ep- 
stein, research lab of RCA at Prince- 
ton, and myself account for all the En- 
gineering Physics group of 1930 ex- 
cepting Vic Stein, who was last with 
RCA at Camden and leaving for a po- 
sition in some condenser factory since 
not located. 

"Sam Cornetti is interested in em- 
ploying good basic research students, 
and also letting research contracts for 
the Air Force. If you have any of eith- 
er to offer, it should be your patriotic 
duty and a pleasure. 

"Bob Serber took his doctorate at 
Wisconsin and is specializing in the- 
oretical physics. Rumor has it that he 
will be located at Columbia University 
next academic year. 

"I frequently see Ed Johnson at the 
Engineers' Club of Philadelphia, where 
1 gave a few lectures recently. Ed is 
climbing up the ladder at Philadelphia 
Electric and has put on a knockout 
course in electronics at the Club, said 
to be the finest of its kind. 

"Harold Semar is holding forth at 
Westinghouse and makes with those 
tremendously large and expensive 
gears that drive ships. He and Mrs. 
Semar live quietly in one of the neigh- 
boring suburbs near the plant. 

"As for myself, I am still holding 
forth at Temple as head of the daytime 
metallurgy course and coordinator of 
the evening courses sponsored by the 
Philadelphia Branch, American Society 
for Metals. In this latter connection I 
frequently meet .\rt Bounds of '31, 
who is chief metallurgist for Superior 
Tube Co. at Collegeville and a very 
busy boy. 

"My additional activities have to do 
with consulting for several private 
companies and coordination with the 



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work of the Frankford ArsenaL Tem- 
ple Institute of Research, and related 
groups. 

"Recreation comes in the form of 
scouting activities, from cubs to scouts 
to explorers to Alpha Phi Omega (col- 
lege scouting fraternity). Also coordi- 
nate some projects for the Philadelphia 
Science Council, where we are always 
on the lookout for talented science 
youngsters in high school, getting in- 
dustry to assist them to an education. 

"My spare time goes to commuting 
to and from the farmstead in upper 
Bucks County, where we live unpre- 
tentiously but comfortably amid roll- 
ing green hills and tomatoes grown 
for the Campbell Soup Company. From 
there I manage to attend a few Lehigh 
events, such as music festival. Bach 
Choir, and quite a number of sports 
events with the local scouting groups. 
The University is very generous in this 
respect and has let the boys see wrest- 
ling, football, basketball, and swim 
meets for the tax price of the tickets. 

"Paul Bahr is with Pennsylvania 
Transformer Co. as design engineer. 
He is also part-time farmer in the vi- 
cinity of Pittsburgh. 

"As most of you recall. Miles Christ- 
man (Westlnghouse) and Harry Zim- 
mer (USMC) have answered the final 
roll call. Both of these fine men of '3 
are keenly missed by their families 
and friends. 

"Well, Seward, that about sums up 
the situation for the engineering phys- 
ics and Price Hall (East End) groups 
of 1930. I recognize that this epistle 
may be unduly long, but you recently 
complained about empty column space, 
so here is some 'filler.' 

"Best of everything to you and all 
of '3 and keep up the good work on 
the column, which is much appreci- 
ated by all who see it. 

"Sincerely, J. Leland Myer. 

"P.S. I should not do injustice to 
M. Bennetch, who lives and works in 
Bethlehem as research and control 
chemist for a paint manufacturer. Al 
Rogers, also chemist, spent some time 
manufacturing his own line of cos- 
metics and beauty parlor supplies af- 
ter leaving Lehigh. More recently he 
was connected with Western Electric 
Co. and now is said to be in govern- 
ment service. M." 

Well, this brings the year to a close. 
There will be no more column until 
the fall and then the breezes will be 
gathering their forces around South 
Mountain, the tang of autumn will fill 
the air, and the thud of the pigskin will 
again be music to our ears. Let's hope 
we come up with another edition of the 




Fine attendance and good time augur well for the 25th of '31. 



Big Brown like the 1950 copy. We'll be 
seeing you come the fall. 

ROBERT H. HARRIS 

78 Old Short Hills Road 
Short Hills, N. J. 

For the attention of all you readers 
who did not make it, you have just 
missed the greatest get-together the 
class of '31 ever contrived, either in 
school or since. At this moment I do 
not have the official count, but at 
least SO were here at one time or an- 
other. The reunion committee we 
were somehow smart enough to think 
of at our 15th certainly made the 20th 
a wonderful affair. Joe McLernon, 
Charlie Folwcll, Henry Faust and Sam 
Goodman all helped Chairman Allle 
Sindel to put on the show, and even 
the weather could not have been bet- 
ter. 

We didn't win any prizes — other 
classes had more back — some brought 
more wives and kids — the total hair 
left in our class (most of it sprinkled 
with dim grey) would not stuff a large 
pin cushion — none of us ran up or 
down any stairs — but the gang won't 
forget this past weekend, dim though 
some of those hours seem. now. 

Most of us didn't remember that 
the campus was so beautiful, the trees 
so shady, the buildings so calm. We 
hadn't thought that we could remem- 
ber so many names and faces, and that 
we really had been here with some 
excellent guys — this time we got to- 
gether and stayed together long enough 
to find it out. 



Enough sentiment; you should all 
have made it — we've decided not to 
miss any more. 

The beer bung came out of the bar- 
rel at the Jacksonian Club Friday af- 
ternoon at four, and it became evident 
early that there'd be a bunch back 
because by 6 P.M. there were 30 as- 
sembled at the bar (at least half Re- 
publicans). Buffet supper was held in 
the new Grace Hall. Perce Sadler was 
there, Bart, Schick, Leckonby and lots 
of faculty I can't recall. The building 
is modern and the indoor stadium 
tremendous, and as Perce said, makes 
the indoor facilities among the best 
in the colleges of the east. 

Maennerchor next stop — long bar, 
full pitchers, smoke, guys coming in, 
wives being introduced, faces, songs — 
clock speeds up, eleven, twelve, Pitts- 
burgh car arrives, hugs, punches, 
smoke, piano, beer — one, two, where 
is the time going? The class of '31 
takes up most the room, younger 
classes look at us like we were odd 
characters — smoke, faces, beer, where 
do we stay? 

The uniforms were perfect — denim 
overalls and jackets. Just what we 
needed; you could lie down, sit down, 
anywhere when you wanted to. Most of 
us wanted to often. We came through 
the class picture and the parade with 
flying colors, and all made it in forma- 
tion. The crowning event was the ban- 
quet at the Hotel, and the song fest 
put on with Fuller, Ticehurst and 
Powers relieving each other at the 
piano. Those who were there saw it, 
those who were not I could not paint 
it for on paper, so I won't try. We 
really enjoyed it. 



JULY. 1951 



41 



Next column I'll list the attendees — 
but these deserve mention: Fran and 
Fran Evers came from Houston, Al 
Mestre from Havana, Bill Seebui-ger 
from Richland, Wash. — Pete Harrow- 
er who brought word that Al Belmore 
recently died — newly wed Phil Davis 
— news of the wedding of Fi'aiik Veale 
and the return to active sea duty of 
Frank Gadd. Hen Newhard, our dili- 
gent class agent, who collected sever- 
al hundred bucks for the Alumni Fund. 
(And I think we'll do better, Henry, 
from now on.) 

eu^ (^ 7936 

PALMER H. LANGDON 

Jlew York Yacht Club 
37 W. Utn St., New York IS, N. Y. 

The following is the official list of 
'3 6 men attending the reunion. There 
may have been others on the campus 
but these are the only ones who regis- 
tered with the alumni office: 

AV. E. Austin, F. J. Blondl, M. H. 
Boden, J. P. Butterfield, George Butz, 
C. T. Coll, Jr., Walter Crockett, Rob- 
ert H. Custer, Lee Dickinson, J. W. 
Dietz, Neville Ehniann, Victor Eng- 
stroni, D. Li. Healy, Thomas J. Healy, 
John D. Gavin, E. L. Gerlach, Harry 
Greiner, Walter Guyer, John Hackett, 
Sidney Herbert, W. B. Hoddinott, Jr., 
Edward Jackson, Robert Kemmer, C. 
T. Klepplnger. 

John Kornet, F. A. Kuhl, Palmer 
Langdon, Irving Lawton, Manuel lior- 
enzo, E. B. Maneke, Peter Masiko, Jr., 
Joseph Maurer, Robert F. IMiller, Ar- 
thur V. Morrison, Paul Neiman, Wil- 
liam Nordt, Walter Nutt, Fred Pen- 
nington, Raymond Pratt, Roy Prowell, 
George Russell, Robert Schatz, E. M. 
Schenk, Fred Sharpe, William M. 
Smith, Jud Smull, Ellas Spengler, G. 
B. Stern, Howard Thompson, George 
Voehl, li. R. Wesley, AV. R. AVolf, Al- 
bert Zettlemoyer. 

Sorry, but I simply haven't time to 
give you the dope on the reunion and 
meet the Bulletin deadline. Details 
will appear in the next issue. Best 
wishes to all for the summer. 

(^£a^ (^ 7937 

V. J. PAZZETTI. Ill 

1232 Candler Bldg.. Atlanta, Ga. 

Well, gentlemen, I think you will 
agree that without taking away from 
any previous year's effort this issue 
completes the best year our class has 
ever seen for newsy Bulletin letters. 
In appreciation of this I doff the big- 
gest sombrero I can find in the direc- 
tion of BUI Shank who, by his interest 
and follow-through, lighted the Are 
and kept it going. Thank you, Bill. 



Let's look at the latest group of 
questionnaires: 

Al Stern reports from his home ad- 
dress at 532 Broad Ave., Leonia, N. J., 
that he is now assistant treasurer of 
the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. in 
New York City. As you may recall, Al 
was married in 19 31 to Emma Gans, 
and proudly points to his daughter 
Phyllis, age IS, who is on the Dean's 
list as a sophomore at the Music Con- 
servatory of Baldwin Wallace College 
in Berea, Ohio. Congrats. Al furthered 
his education by acquiring an M.S. at 
Columbia in 1940, along with C.P.A. 
Rating from New York State Univer- 
sity, and does some part-time lectur- 
ing in accounting at Rutgers Univer- 
sity. Busy man! 

Here's one from Atty Moore, who 
checks in, from all places, from New 
Orleans, where he lists his home ad- 
dress as 238 Ridgewood Dr., at which 
place he sojourns when not perspiring 
for Price Waterhouse & Co. at the 
Canal Building, where he is a manag- 
ing accountant. C. Atwell married 
Catherine Berger in 1938 and can now 
boast of C. Atwell Jr., age 10, and 
Catherine B. Jr., age 5 — all of which 
means he has been fairly busy, since 
he put in four years with the U. S. 
Army, 30 months of which were over- 
seas. How it happens that I have never 
run into you on Bourbon Street, Atty, 
is beyond me. I'll be looking for you 
next trip. 

Steve Stevenson, now living at 8 26 
Delaware Ave. in Bethlehem, right 
next door to Leonard Hall, of which 
he is Dean, married Doris Quier in 
19 42 and they are busy raising sons 
Jimmy, age 7, and Freddy, age 3. 



Steve was a Chaplain with the U. S. 
Army in North Africa and Italy from 
1942 to 1946, and that was a rocky 
road. He has just recently been elect- 
ed to the Board of Directors of the 
Lehigh Home Club. He reports that 
he has just talked by long distance 
phone to Fred Thalmann, who is Rec- 
tor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in 
Troy, N. Y. 

Al Swenson, of whom we have read 
before, is living at 1881 Acorn Lane, 
Huntington Valley, Pa., and lists as 
his principal occupation vice president 
of A. A. Swenson, Inc., which, if I 
know anything, would be a concern 
hard to keep up with. His lovely wife's 
maiden name (married in 19 40) was 
Madeline V. Ketels and carrying on 
for them will be Alvin A. Swenson, 
III, aged S, and Candace Louise, aged 
11 months. Al states that he is still 
in the active reserve and is anticipat- 
ing short active duty this summer. 
Remember our first active duty camp, 
Al, at Fort Washington? The only 
thing that he seems to care to make 
public about his professional career is 
"just trying to make a buck." 

Norm Taylor, who is now living at 
771 Fayette St., Cumberland, Md., is 
production supervisor of the cellulose 
acetate department for Celanese Corp. 
of America at Cumberland, Md. Norm 
married Dorothy Beard in 19 39 and 
reports daughter Sue, age 8. He joins 
Atty Moore in stating that 1937 men 
are few and far between in his area. 

Doug Wright is assistant trust offi- 
cer for Fidelity Union Trust Co., in 
Newark, and lives at 117 W. View 
Road, Upper Montclair, N. J. He and 
his wife, the former Helen Gray Hen- 



Pat Langdon hadn't recovered — he'll write more in October. 




42 



LEHIGH ALUMNI BULLETIN 



njng, whom he married in 1933, have 
two children — Douglas C. Jr., 16, and 
Roxlyn G., age 13. Looks like one Le- 
high man any day now, Doug. 

Here, getting out from underneath 
Miners' caps, are Sam Sprague and 
Chuck Tillson, both of whom are toil- 
ing for the Bethlehem Collieries Corp. 
Sam is mining engineer at Ellsworth, 
Pa., and lives at 14 Linden St. of that 
city. He married E. Ruth Martsteller 
in 1943 and they have two children — 
Vivian Anne, age 7, and Elizabeth 
Ruth, age 2. Sam lists as his hobbies 
gardening, bowling, soft balling and 
woodworking, and then says "in other 
words, tinkering" — which is not a bad 
hobby. Chuck is assistant mine super- 
intendent at Cokesburg, Pa. Married 
Madalyn Fidler in 19 41 and proudly 
presents Charles D., Ill, age 9, and 
Norma Jean, age 6. After four years 
of active duty Chuck says he is at the 
moment sweating out the possibilities 
of the active reserve. 

Bill Triuiipler writes in from 121 
Pine Ridge Rd., R. D. 3, Media, Pa., 
where he resides with his good wife, 
the former Irma Steinert, whom he 
married in 19 40, and two children — 
Johanna, age 8, and Albert, age 3. Bill 
is assistant manager, mechanical de- 
sign, turbine engineering, for Westing- 
house Electric at Essington, Pa., and 



says he sees something of Alex Haver- 
stick and his department at Westing- 
house's East Pittsburgh Works. Oh, 
these engineers — Bill reports that he 
spent a month in Europe this winter 
on a "technical" mission and allows as 
how he saw Paris, Zurich, Wiesbaden, 
and London, and even had a few days 
skiing in the Alps. Oh, these Engi- 
neers. 

Fred Stieg writes in from 160 Za- 
briskie PI., River Edge, N. J., where 
he is laboratory director for the Na- 
tional Lead Co., Titanium Division, in 
New York. And further, responding to 
Shank's probing for further informa- 
tion, admits that he is the director of 
the largest by gosh technical service 
laboratory in the paint industry, and 
is a nationally known authority on 
emulsion and latex paints. Tie that 
one, you chemists. Fred and his wife, 
the former Lily Rushworth, have two 
children — Fred B., Ill, age 7, and 
Hazel, age 12. He lists photography 
and camping as hobbies — but how 
the hell does he ever get out of the 
laboratory? 

Here is a report from a man who, 
if all the rumors I've heard about his 
position are true, is not long for this 
world — a single man living in Wash- 
ington, D. C. Jay Thomas checks in 
from Quebec House, 2800 Quebec St., 



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N. W., Washington, D. C, where he is 
technical representative for the Amer- 
can Cyanamid Co. With all those 
Washington agencies the rest of us 
have to work under, American Cyana- 
mid must have a lot of confidence in 
this boy's self control to transfer him 
from the Pittsburgh plant to that city 
of romance. Jay says he has seen no 
'3 7 men since coming to Washington 
and would like to hear from anyone 
who passes through — phone Executive 
1833. Might be a good bet, fellows. 

Well, I'm glad to get some word of 
you, Mark Woleott. We can see, how- 
ever, from the activities you list, that 
you are slightly busy. Mark is doing 
well at his profession of physician- 
surgeon — is Associate in Surgery, 
Women's Medical College of Pa.; In- 
structor in Surgery at Graduate School 
of Medicine, U. of P., and Assistant 
Chief of Service to Dr. L. K. Fer- 
guson, Philadelphia General Hospital. 
This has come after five years with 
U. S. Navy from '42 to '47. Mark re- 
sides at 809 Arbor Rd., Yeadon, Pa., 
with his wife, the former Martha Eliz- 
abeth Frey, and their children Judith 
Ann, age 8, and Suzanne Elizabeth, 
age 6. Say, Mark, I hear that Harmie 
it: back at Purdue as backfleld coach, 
after a fairly successful stay at Wa- 
bash. 

Woody Woodsum checks in from P. 
O. Box 1292, Allentown, Pa., where 
ho resides and represents Yarnall & 
Company of Philadelphia. Woody mar- 
ried Loretta Matthews is 1923, and 
they reside at 16 S. 13 th Street in 
Allentown. He lays claim to being the 
oldest man to receive a B.S. at Le- 
high, having acquired one in M.E. at 
Maine in 1915. Glad to hear from 
you. Woody. 

This is the last of the question- 
naires available for this month's is- 
sue, and again I want to pass on a 
note of gratitude to brother Shank 
for his idea and work on this. Many 
of the questionnaires mention the en- 
joyment you fellows have had out of 
this last year of the Bulletin, and I 
agree. It was wonderful. 

Rather than take advantage of a 
good thing, I concur with Bill in his 
feeling that there ought to be another 
volunteer hanging around who would 
like to master-mind next year's Bulle- 
tin. We have just heard that Dean 
Stevenson has volunteered for the cor- 
respondent's job. Thank you, Steve. If 
you tire and need spot help, call on 
Frank Howells or myself. We'll be 
looking for good columns. 

Just saw Ted VanCampen last night. 
He was on his way through Atlanta 
to Muscle Shoals, Ala. Had a nice chat 
and dinner with him. He now lives hap- 



JULY, 1951 



43 



pily in Richmond, Va., witli liis wife 
and three-year-old boy and is now 
district manager for Detroit Steel Cor- 
poration. Travels through Virginia and 
the Carolinas with occasional trii;s to 
Alabama and the midwest. Was look- 
ing forward to reunion. 

JUNE 1952 — FIFTEENTH REUNION 

Yes, you're getting old. Fifteen years 
out — and doing right well. Some of us 
haven't added much to the population 
of the country, but on looking over 
some of these questionnaires we find 
that others of you have made up for 
our shortcomings. Fifteen years out — 
and many of us can count our visits 
to the campus on the fingers of one 
hand. So it's time for a bang-up re- 
union — in fact, it's time for us to take 
our rightful place in alumni activities, 
and I can think of no better way of 
starting in to sweep the prizes for 
reunion classes in 1952. Incidentally, 
for those of you who missed the 
TENTH, ask someone who was there 
how much he enjoyed it — how much 
he enjoyed seeing the changes or lack 
of changes in folks he hadn't seen for 
years; and the peculiar, indescribable 
feeling of walking around that beauti- 
ful campus again. It's hard to beat. 
Make it hard to miss. We have 25 3 live 
members of our class and it seems to 
me that we should have a MAJORITY 
present. Frank Howells, Bob Vogels- 
berg and I are currently living about 
9 00 miles from the campus, and we all 
plan to be there. You plan too. 

To coordinate a super reunion such 
as the Fifteenth should be, we need 
a fast working committee located at 
the center of activities and informa- 
tion, which of course is Bethlehem. 
We need a man to head it up with 
imagination, energy, planning tore- 
sight and who is located at headquar- 
ters. I know of such a man. and I here- 
by put the finger on Hal Dent as Gen- 
eral Chairman of the Fifteenth Re- 
union. I further nominate as commit- 
tee members in Bethlehem the follow- 
ing — Len Schick, Ace Connors, Flip 
Fairbanks, Rudy Ashman, Dean Ste- 
venson and Freddy Dornblatt. And as 
coordinator in Philadelphia Herm 
Hutchinson — in Pittsburgh Bill Schna- 
bel — ^^in New York George Barker — in 
Boston Charlie Ford, and in Buffalo 
Joe Walton. The cities mentioned out- 
side of Bethlehem, I believe, will cover 
the major concentration of graduates. 
If anyone feels that I have missed one, 
please write Hal Dent, 654 Highland 
St., Bethlehem, Pa., and give him the 
opportunity of selecting a coordinator 
for that area. In Atlanta we need no 
coordinator because we'll be there! 

If anyone disagrees with this selec- 
tion or knows of someone else who 
definitely should be on that commit- 




Bag of gold for the University instead of costumes for '41. 



tee, please write Hal Dent or myself 
so that this situation can be corrected. 
I chose the committee from 900 miles 
away, with the aid of Bill Shank's 
questionnaires and the Epitome. So 
please help out if you have an idea, 
because all we are trying to do is to 
make the Fifteenth the best reunion 
ever. 

Before I close I want to mention 
another man who has been doing a 
good but unrewarded job for our class. 
I am speaking of our class agent, Joe 
Rossetti. There is another thankless job 
— and a job well done by Joe. I, for 
one, extend my congratulations to him 
for working with a group who have not 
broken many records — and that in- 
cludes me. Have all of you answered 
Joe's appeal for contributions this 
year? Joe, also (like Shank), says he 
is tiring. So unless we can prevail on 
him to keep this job until we meet for 
reunion, we may have some news about 
a class agent by the October issue. 

So for now, hold it on the road and 
think this over — for every memory we 
have of Lehigh and our class, we also 
have a responsibility. Let us all think 
a little more clearly about these. So 
long. 

C. F. KALMBACH 

269 N. Highland Ave., Lansdovme, Pa. 

Seventy-seven members of '41, most 
of them with their wives and many 
with their children as well, left the 
grand 10th reunion weekend with 
words of praise and appreciation for 
the job of planning, preparation, and 
execution accomplished by Jim Mitch- 
ell and his committee. 



Although only 48 are officially listed 
on the Alumni Association registration 
sheets, Jim's figures show that at least 
77 of us were at Scotty Wood's, and 
several more were present on Friday 
night or during the parade. In fact, 
counting wives, kiddies, pets, etc., our 
parade showing must have exceeded 
150 persons. And adding the fair sex 
to the picture at the Saturday after- 
noon party, more than 100 diners were 
at Scotty Wood's. 

So you can see that to please all of 
these people the committee had to 
work long and hard. Clyde William- 
son helped Jim Mitchell as co-chair- 
man. George Griffitlis and Bill Toohey 
master-minded the parade. Bob Reber 
and John CuUiney placed the signs to 
Scotty Wood's, prepared the maps, and 
helped with the parade. Bob Stub- 
bings, Bob Dlmmich and Bob Stoudt 
arranged the outing. And George Mes- 
singer and Art Marvin pitched in as 
needed. 

We all tried to say "thank you" to 
these fellows in Bethlehem, but the 
job they did deserves another "well- 
done" here and now. 

Bill Hausennan, San Francisco; Bill 
Groeger, Seattle; Fred Butler, Mil- 
waukee; John Findorff, Madison, Wis., 
and Al Lee, Blackwell, Okla., surely 
put many miles behind them to be in 
Bethlehem for the big 10th. And it 
was good to see our class officers, Al 
Lee and Gus Rieniondy, heading the 
Saturday Parade with our new, big '41 
banner. 

But to get back to the beginning, 
about 2 5 gathered around the three 
tables reserved for '41 at the Friday 
night Alumni Buffet Dinner. Jim 
Mitchell's copy of the Epitome and his 



44 



LEHIGH ALUMNI BULLETIN 



list of registrants were put to good 
use as many of us tried to remember 
names and faces not seen for 10 years. 
Those minor problems were soon for- 
gotten, ho-wever, when Al Hess, not 
satisfied with the prospects of a pro- 
posed questionnaire to determine the 
vital statistics of '41 ten years later, 
ran his own survey on the spot. The 
startling results — we're all making 
?10,000 a year — killed all further 
plans for statistical exercises over the 
weekend. 

After the dinner, and at the Maen- 
nerchor, the group continued to grow 
as Dixie Walker, Dukes Wooters, Har- 
ry Gunnison, Ham Strayer and several 
others arrived. We found, too, that 
Bob Stubbings and Ray Meyer are back 
on the campus in the Chem Depart- 
ment. 

The group really swelled in num- 
bers Saturday morning in Packer Hall 
as we got our badges and became re- 
acquainted while waiting for the lunch- 
eon at Lamberton Hall. Many of the 
fellows who could drive to Bethlehem 
in a few hours began to arrive. Bob 
Spilman and Ellis Snovel from Easton, 
Sam Cross from New York City. Don 
Eadie from Aberdeen and a mob from 
the Philadelphia area that I suspected 
must exist, even though the Philadel- 
phia Club meetings have never shown 
it. Al Breen, Wally Kendall, John 



Tiflt, Charley Carter and Dick Shep- 
herd joined Rog McNamara and Al 
Hess who had arrived on Friday as 
delegates from the City of Brotherly 
Love. 

The parade was really a family af- 
fair, with our gang being the largest, 
most disorderly, and undoubtedly hav- 
ing the most fun. We wuz robbed, of 
course, when the excellent idea of giv- 
ing the University the cash we normal- 
ly would have spent on costumes did 
not produce the prize it deserved. 

Instead of being all talked out by 
the time the class affair at Scotty 
Wood's began, the gang seemed to 
gain its second wind, and that's when 
serious conversation seemed to really 
get under way. The site was swell, the 
food fine, and everyone hated to leave. 
Later, it developed that copies of the 
picture taken on the library steps 
would be available at ?1.00 each. If 
this is news to you, perhaps Jim 
Mitchell can still get you a copy. 

While at Scotty Wood's we began to 
miss some of the fellows who should 
have been there. Bob Wilson and I, 
for example, tried to find fellow ME's 
such as Chick Ritchie, Clancy Reber, 
Bernie Stuber, Ben Ojserkis, etc. And 
there were other similar deficiencies 
from other curricula groups, although 
someone said that the "Mets" were all 
there, and from living groups as well. 



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I missed the Sigma Nus — Attwood, 
Loomis, Reese and Zachary, for exam- 
ple. Conversation like this, along with 
the grand time being experienced by 
all, o£ course led to next time — the 
big 15th reunion. 

And so while it is all still fresh in 
our minds, Jim Mitchell is going to 
get out a questionnaire asking in gen- 
eral what the participants liked about 
the 10th reunion, and what sugges- 
tions they could make for future use. 
This questionnaire will accompany a 
financial report we'll all get from Jim. 

The alumni office has volunteered to 
tack on to this article the names they 
have of those registered for the big 
10th weekend. As I said before, this 
list of 48 is incomplete, but we'll bring 
it up to date in the next issue with 
the rest of the names from Mitchell's 
carefully kept records. Here they are: 
Fred Bahnson, Al Breen, John Bryan, 
Charles Bushwaller, Fred Butler, Har- 
ry Case, Sam Cross, Hugh Davidson, 
Donald Eadie, John Findorff, John 
Gantner, Louis Gitzendanner, BUI 
Groeger, R. H. Gunnison, R. B. Halli- 
gan, AV. F. Hauserman, Claude Hen- 
singer. 

Frank Hertzog, Al Hess, Kalmbach, 
Joe Kaszycki, George LeRoy, Tom 
Liewis, Art Marvin, George Messlnger, 
Jim Mitchell, Raymond Myers, A. Max- 
well Paget, John Riley, Dick Shepherd, 
Bill Simpson, Ellis Snovel, Robert 
Spilnian, John Stives, Ed Stone, R. D. 
Stoneback, Bob Stoudt, H. W. Strayer, 
Bob Stubbings, John Tifft, Bob Tilton, 
Bi.\ie Walker, Harold Werft, Roger 
Williams, Oyde Williamson, Robert 
Wilson, George Woelfel and Dukes 
Wooters. 



ARCHIE D, W. TIFFT 

Lafayette Bldg., 5th and Chestnut Sts., 
Philadelphia 6, Penna. 

I imagine this issue will be quite a 
big one. at least for those classes which 
held a 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, etc. re- 
union. Since our 10th is not until next 
year this will be a short column. 

I had a letter from Dick Palmer, 
who is in the bunnie business in Read- 
ing, Pa. Here it is: 

"Thanks very much for your note of 
the .31st, and to be sure I am among 
those who have practically died as far 
as class correspondence goes. 

"At present I don't believe I shall 
be able to get back to the reunion this 
month, but will know better a little 
closer to the 16th. And, as you remind 
me, our tenth will be upon us next 
year, which will call for some thought. 

"To bring you up to date on Vivian 
and myself, I moved the family to 



JULY. 1951 



45 



Reading in 19 4S to start in tlie candy 
manufacturing business, and am still 
at it. Our line is hollow chocolate nov- 
elties, wliich translated means Easter 
bunnies. (Covered in course ADVANC- 
ED E B 2, College of Fine Arts.) I 
was surprised myself to find the quan- 
tity of the damned things that is con- 
sumed *i this country, but we made 
over two million of them last season 
and are one of the smaller producers. 
I'm quite happy with it, unromantic as 
it is, and with God and the Democrats 
willing shall be in It for some time 
to come. 

"We have two fine young boys, Tom 
and Dick. A little sister Is on the way, 
we hope, and I suppose it would be 
only fitting to name her Harriet. 

"Best of everything to you, Arch, 
and for the benefit of the many other 
non-correspondents like myself, I will 
attest to the fact that a short note like 
this takes very little time, is a lot of 
fun, and should be indulged in more 
frequently." 

The class of '42 is proud to present 
our pediatrician, who is capable of 
handling all offspring of '42ers. A clip- 
ping from a Bethlehem paper reads as 
follows: 

"Dr. Fi-ancis A. Gress, who recently 
completed two years of service and 
studied in the pediatrics department of 
the University of Michigan Hospital, 
Ann Arbor, Mich., will begin practice 
at 601 Delaware Avenue tomorrow in 
diseases of infants and children. 

"He was graduated from Lehigh 
University and Jefferson Medical Col- 
lege, Interned at Geisinger Memorial 
Hospital, Danville, and then entered 
the armed services. Upon his return 
from Michigan, Dr. Gress had taken 
over the practice of Dr. John R. Phil- 
lips, Allentown, and is now relocating 
permanently In Bethlehem. 

"Dr. Gress and his wife, the former 
Mary R. Mervan of Bethlehem, and 
their five-year-old daughter Carol are 
residing at the Delaware Avenue ad- 
dress." 

We welcome any ideas you fellows 
have regarding our big 10th reunion 
next year. If you are interested in serv- 
ing on the committee, please let me 
know. Meantime, I'm listing the names 
of '42 men who registered on the cam- 
pus for this year's reunion: Dick Goi'- 
doii, Jack McGonigle and Ed Mulil- 
haiiscn. We'll swell that number con- 
siderably next year, by heck. 



WILLIAM B. HURSH 

Parkhurst Apts., B-1, Bethlehem, Pa. 

As I understand It, this issue of the 
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for news of classes which "reuned" 
this June. I shall limit the length of 
my column accordingly. 

I reported recently that Bob Smith 
was in this country on vacation from 
his job in Venezuela. I may have also 
reported at that time that he was seri- 
ously considering working in this coun- 
try. A short note from him recently 
confirmed that thought. At that writ- 
ing the details were not available, but 
he hoped to be able to locate satisfac- 
torily somewhere in eastern Pennsyl- 
vania, very likely in the rapidly ex- 
panding Philadelphia area. 

A clipping recently received from 
the University bears news of the mar- 
riage of Leonard Schwab in late March. 
I quote in part as follows: "Miss Jane 
Lenore Holsteln, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Sidney G. Holsteln of Cleveland, 
Ohio, became the bride of Leonard C. 
Schwab In Cleveland last evening. 

"The bride attended Miami Univer- 
sity and Cleveland College and was 
graduated from Leland Powers School 
of Radio and Theatre, Boston. She has 
been afilllated with Cain Park Theatre, 
Cleveland Heights, and was recently 
employed with Station WJMO in Cleve- 
land. 

"The bridegroom was graduated 
from Lehigh University with the de- 
gree of mechanical engineer. He Is a 
member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity. 

"Mr. Schwab served with the Ord- 
nance Department of the Army in Italy 
as first lieutenant. He Is a member of 
the Junior Chamber of Commerce of 
Cumberland, Md." 

There are two more recent mar- 
riages to report. One was that of Rube 
Gearhart on June 9. I understand from 



Tom McKinley that the occasion was 
practically a Lehigh reunion. Rube 
and his bride, I presume, will live in 
or near Alexandria, Va., where he is 
attending divinity school. 

The second "June bride" is Ed 
Diehl. Received an announcement to 
the effect that he had married the 
former Lois Mary McPall of Ashvllle, 
N. Y. Perhaps I will hear from him 
later with the details. 

Am pleased to say that this is the 
last deadline for a few months. I shall 
enjoy my vacation, and I trust that 
you will enjoy yours. 

GERALD H. WAGMAN 

57 Parh Terrace West 
New York 34, N. Y. 

On June 15 and 16 the first five-year 
reunion of the class of '46 took place 
at Lehigh. The six representatives of 
the class present — namely John Gehr, 
Chuck Hafner, Maurice Deane, Fred 
Goetz, Al Wilson and myself — had an 
enjoyable time. We arrived on campus 
Saturday morning, registered, had a 
look at the place, visited some of our 
professors, then sat down to a nice pic- 
nic outdoors, for the weather was 
beautiful. 

Alter dinner we had our official class 
picture taken, then prepared for the 
parade. We were stationed behind the 
Bethlehem American Legion Band, 
which made our shortage In numbers 
a little less noticeable. Chuck Hafner 
arranged for us to wear class numerals, 
brown ties, and white helmets. The 
class of 19 50 took up the rear, so we 
weren't quite lost. Anyhow, we march- 



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ed around campus and finished up at 
the flagpole, where all gathered and 
sang the Alma Mater. Class prizes 
■were awarded and then we straggled 
away after listening to a short concert 
by the Uptown String Band. 

Three of the group — Chuck, John 
and Al — held a class dinner at the 
Rathskeller. The rest of us were un- 
able to make it. All in all it was a 
success, although on a small scale. 

Have a nice summer. See you next 
issue. 

W. THOMAS BACHMANN 

SS2 'Norm St., White Plains, N. Y 

The four years since most of us 
were undergraduates together certain- 
ly rolled around quickly. We have 
traveled all over the world and are 
still moving. I have been rather sta- 
tionary, having been employed by the 
same firm since two days after com- 
mencement, am still single, and have- 
n't even moved. With Manhattan Cas- 
ualty Co., I have reached the position 
of Underwriter and am in charge of 
all automobile lines in New York State 
other than New York City. As far as 
being a "little wheel" in town is con- 
cerned, I am an active member of our 
volunteer fire department, past presi- 
dent for two terms of the Board of 
Deacons of the local Presbyterian 
Church, am at present Vice Commander 
of Post 135, American Legion, and am 
a member of several organizations 
where less time is consumed, like the 
University Club. 

All of this leaves me with little or 
no time to do letter writing. This year 
I fell down terribly on this column. 




Report lacking on the activities of the first for ^50. 



for which I wish to offer my sincerest 
apologies. I see the next year as even 
worse and I would like to devote much 
more time to helping Lehigh raise 
money, which she needs badly. As a 
result, I have already tendered my res- 
ignation as a member of the Execu- 
tive Committee of the Council of Class 
Agents so that I can devote more di- 
rect time to our class with its "first 
fifth" in the offing. I am also most 
reluctantly retiring from this job with 
this article In the hope that the alumni 
secretary will be able to locate a more 
"live wire" with more "bull" than 
yours truly to keep all informed as to 
the activities of '47. 



One for each year and one for good luck. More luck next time. 




May I sincerely offer thanks to each 
and every member of the class who 
was good enough to write me during 
these last four years. I hope that you 
will continue to do the same with your 
next correspondent. So very many of 
you who haven't given "your all" to 
the cause of this column can help him 
by writing next year. 

p. W. McRAVEN 

1122-A N. Osage Dr., Tulsa, Okla. 

Although technically we were not 
expected to have a column this month 
I thought I would pass along what 
little news came in anyway. Actually, 
we only received three letters, so this 
won't take up too much space. 

Tom Barclay came through with a 
nice letter to tell us that he is now at 
the Oak Ridge National Labs for train- 
ing in atomic energy. Tom, as you may 
know, works for DuPont, having upon 
graduation accepted a job in their 
Richmond, Va., plant. From Oak Ridge 
Tom will be sent to a plant on the 
Savannah River in South Carolina. At 
present, however, he is doing some 
very interesting research and develop- 
ment work and is bewildered to find 
that he actually uses some of the cours- 
es he used to moan about in school. 
So that you fellows can write Tom, 
his address is Room 242, Carlisle Hall, 
Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

Bob Behuonte remained at Lehigh 
to pick up his M.S. in '49 and so be- 
came acquainted with a lot of our 
gang. Being a kind-hearted gent he 
has kindly passed along some news I 
am sure you will want to hear. 

Bob's cousin, Ted Barbate, is now 



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on duty at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. 
He is with an intelligence unit there 
and his present address is Cpl. Ted 
Barbato, 3 6 0th Support Sqdn., 
Wright-Patterson A. F. B., Dayton, 
Ohio. 

Bob also passes on tlie information 
that Ted Englehardt is now working in 
Philadelphia, Pa.; Bob Dunn o( Mill- 
burn, N. J., is employed in the re- 
search department of the Wright Aer- 
onautical Corp., Woo-dridge, N. J., and 
George Vogt is now in the tax depart- 
ment ot Peat, Marwick & Mitchell Co., 
a C.P.A. firm of Burrow, Wade & 
Guthrie. During evenings George at- 
tends the Fordham Law School. 

Bob says Leon Avakian is now work- 
ing for the N. J. Central Railroad. As 
you may remember, I told you fellows 
of this move and how Leon ran Into 
Bill Kllroy in Juarez, New Mexico. In- 
cidentally, I Icnow a pretty good story 
about a guy in Juarez but it is not 
quite the type which should be told 
in this column. 

Other fellows Bob has seen recently 
are Bob Smith, who now is with the 
C.P.A. firm of Tooche, Niven, Baily 
and Smart in Newark, N. J., and he 
says he ran into Hari-j- Gumble in the 
Poconos, where Harry was spending 
his honeymoon at Split Rock Lodge. 
"Red" Bovaird is reported to be work- 
ing on his M.S. at Brown University. 

I think we owe Mr. Belmonte a vote 
of thanks for passing the above infor- 
mation on to us. 

Last but not least, we received a 
very swell letter from Ralph Reber, 
who now is a first lieutenant with the 
3 3 7th A.A.A. and for the second time 
wishes that he were back in civies. 
Ralph was inducted at Reading, Pa., 
on May 1 and was sent to Camp Stew- 
art, Ga., where he is in the midst of 
some very intensive training. After 
his present basic training, Ralph will 
spend about seven or eight months 
learning to shoot straight with the 
90mm. anti-aircraft gun. In the same 
battery with Ralph is another '49er, 
John Nally, who also went in May 1. 
Ralph's address is Btry. A, 337 A.A.A. 
Gun Bn., Camp Stewart, Ga. 

So many ot our gang are in the 
service now that I am beginning to 
feel like a war correspondent. 

Well, that's all the news I have for 
you this month. Needless to say, I ex- 
pect to hear from all of you this sum- 
mer. So when some time you have a 
few minutes, drop poor old Mac a line 
so he will have some material for his 
next effort. 



CLASS OF 1943 

Alfred B. Parsons, Jr. to Miss Eliza- 
beth Nixon, June 16. 

CLASS OF 1944 

Edward L. Diehl to Miss Lois Mc- 
Fall, June 17. 

CLASS OF 1947 

Benjamin B. Quinn to Miss Jaye 
Gordon, December 1950. 

CLASS OF 1950 

Harry J. Crofton, Jr. to Miss Mary 
Carthage, May 26. 

Edward G. Mittal to Miss Betty Jane 
Giesau, June 23. 

CLASS OF 1951 

John R. Hoffner to Miss Rita Ken- 
ney, June 23. 

Alfred W. Schlottman to Miss Dor- 
othy Wilmer, June 12. 

rN MEMORIAM 

W. S. Jackson, '96 

William Steell Jackson, head of the 
patent law firm of William Steell Jack- 
son and Sons, Philadelphia, died June 
1 at the age of 80. 

Mr. Jackson came to Bethlehem 
from Duncannon to enter the Univer- 
sity, where he was a member of Tau 
Beta Pi, the Christian Assn., Agora, 



and the Engineering and Electrical 
Engineering Societies. He was an hon- 
or student and in his junior year won 
first prize in the Galvanometer Compe- 
tition. Before matriculating Mr. Jack- 
son had learned the machinist's trade 
at the Pennsylvania Steel Co. at Steel- 
ton. 

Following graduation from Lehigh 
with an E.E. degree he worked for 
the Bell Telephone Co. in the south 
and then entered the U. S. Patent Of- 
fice. While there he took degrees in 
law and patent law at George Wash- 
ington University and in 1901 receiv- 
ed an LL.M. from National University. 
Since 1903 Mr. Jackson had practiced 
Patent law in Philadelphia, forming 
his own firm in 1935. 

He is survived by three sons engag- 
ed in patent practice. 

C. M. Pflueger, '97 

Clarence Marion Pflueger, retired 
employe of the Bethlehem Steel Co., 
died June 6 at his home in Bethlehem. 

Mr. Pflueger was born in Stouts 
Post Office, Pa., and came to Lehigh 
from Seidersville, studying in the Arts 
college. He had been employed by 
Bethlehem Steel since leaving the Uni- 
versity. 

Surviving Mr. Pflueger are his wife. 



MARRIAGES 



CLASS OF 1900 

W. Paul Starkey to Mrs. Robert S. 
Glisson, June 23. 




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six daughters, two sisters and eight 
grandchildren. 

G. C. Kiefer, '07 

George Croney Kiefer, of Char- 
lottesville, Va., died there recently. 
Other details are lacking. 

Mr. Kieter's home was Baltimore, 
Md., and he came from that city to 
enter the University, where he was in- 
itiated into Psi Upsilon fraternity. Af- 
ter leaving Lehigh he became propri- 
etor and manager of the New Haven 
Shoe Co., New Haven, Conn., and later 
was in the air conditioning business 
there. At the time of his death he was 
living at Long Branch Farm, Char- 
lottesville, Va. 

C. T. Kriebcl, '07 

Charles Theodore Kriebel, graduate 
in Mining Engineering and member of 
Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, died some 
time in May, according to word receiv- 
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where he had been admitted November 
3, 1950. He was employed by an Al- 
lentown firm as a draftsman and engi- 
neer. 

Surviving Mr. Kriebel are his wife, 
one sister and several nieces and neph- 
ews. 

G. A. Caffall, '10 

Geoffrey Arthur Caffall, former man- 
ager of erection for Bethlehem Steel 
Co., died in Gulfport, Miss., on June 1. 

Mr. Caffall was a native of Alton, 
England, and after being graduated 
with a civil engineering degree work- 
ed for a number of steel and construc- 
tion firms before becoming manager 
of erection for McClintic-Marshall Co. 
in Pittsburgh. He was a member of 
Kappa Alpha fraternity. 

For further information refer to the 
1910 class column in this issue. 

E. F. Larldn, '10 

Edward Francis Larkin died sud- 
denly of a heart attack in 19 34. 

Details were published in the 1910 
column of the June issue. 

C. A. Soler, '12 

Carlos Alberto Soler, native of Puer- 
to Rico, died there in Rio Piedras on 
May 7. He studied civil engineering 
at the University and for some time 
was general superintendent of the 
W.P.A. in Rio Piedras. At the time of 
his death he was engaged in agricul- 
ture. 

Mr. Soler is survived by his wife, 
a daughter and granddaughter. 

W. O. Owen, '14 

Wilfred Campbell Owen, president 
and member of the Board of Direc- 
tors of Detroit Steel Products Co., De- 
troit, Mich., died June 8. 

At Lehigh, where he received an 
M.E. degree, Mr. Owen won the Eng- 
lish Prize his freshman year, first hon- 
or in English his sophomore year and 
first honors in the Mechanical course 
his junior year. He was president of 
the M.E. Society, editor-in-chief of the 
Epitome, member of Tau Beta Pi, 
Sophomore Banquet Committee, the 
sophomore wrestling team and the Cy- 
anide Club. 

He had been with Detroit Steel 
Products for many years, rising to 
production manager, vice president and 
then president. 

Surviving him are his wife and two 
sons. 

T. G. Ralph, '17 

Thomas Graham Ralph, Danielson 
district manager of the Connecticut 
Light and Power Co., died in the New- 
ington. Conn., Veterans Hospital April 
17 after a long illness. 

Mr. Ralph was born in Crafton, and 



after receiving his B.A. degree served 
as an ensign in the U. S. Navy Air 
Corps from September 1917 to Febru- 
ary 1919. Before joining Connecticut 
Light in 192 7 he was employed by the 
Pittsburgh Coal Co., Athol Manufac- 
turing Co. and Westinghouse. At Le- 
high he was initiated into Chi Psi 
fraternity and was a member of Co- 
tillion. 

Surviving Mr. Ralph are his wife 
and one son, now attending the Uni- 
versity. 

A. J. Belmore, '31 

Albert Joseph Belmore, Jr., fore- 
man and superintendent of the Frank 
Parrott Construction Co., Dallas, Tex., 
died there at his home in June, pre- 
sumably. 

Mr. Belmore entered Lehigh from 
Virginia Episcopal School, receiving 
his B.A. here in 1932. He was a mem- 
ber of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity 
and while in school was a member of 
the baseball and football teams, Ar- 
cadia, and the Mining and Geological 
Society. 

S. B. Wliiteliead, '33 

Stevenson Burke Whitehead died at 
his home in Englishtown, N. J., on Oc- 
tober 2, 19 50. During World War II 
he served as a lieutenant in the U. S. 
Navy, in the Pacific area. 

After studying engineering Mr. White- 
head left the University to become 
associated with the Kelvinator Corpor- 
ation in Long Island City, N. Y., later 
working as a sales engineer for M. H. 
Treadwell Co. in New York City. 

C. E. Harrison, Jr., '33 

Clifford Earl Harrison, Jr., graduate 
in Chemistry, died June 2S at Moun- 
tainside Hospital, Montclair, N. J. 

Mr. Harrison was born in Pittsburgh 
and after receiving his degree here 
joined the New York staff of the Na- 
tional Association of Manufacturers, 
becoming acting vice president in 
charge of the program division in 
19 4 6. He left N.A.M. to become a part- 
ner in the public relations firm of 
Selvage and Lee, New York. He was 
a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and 
was vice president of the Montclair 
Golf Club. 

A campus leader, Mr. Harrison play- 
ed on the golf team, won freshman 
honors, was editorial manager, make- 
up editor and sports editor on the 
Brown and White, and served on the 
Epitome staff. He was a member of 
Tau Beta Pi, Cyanide, Mustard and 
Cheese, secretary of ODK, treasurer 
and acting president of Arcadia, and 
president of the Newtonian Society and 
the Chemical Society. 

He is survived by his wife and moth- 
er, a son and daughter.